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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Flooding, road drains and gullies

If you spot a flooded road or blocked drain please report it to us.

Report a blocked drain or gully 

We are responsible for road drains and gullies. These are on the road, where the road meets the pavement and have a metal grid as a cover.

Icon for pdf Gully Cleansing Transcript (PDF, 80.9kb)

Report flooding on a road or pathway - we need to know what the problem is and where. Bear in mind, it's normal for standing water to be visible in the drain. On its own, this does not indicate a blockage.

Report other types of flooding

We're not responsible for public sewers, raw sewers and main river related issues. See below a list of who to contact to report a flood.

Sewers and burst water mains

Contact Northumbrian Water to report sewer flooding or burst water mains.

Flooding from a main river

Contact the Environment Agency to report flooding from a main river (for example, River Tees or Derwent).

Flooding from a watercourse, other than a main river

A watercourse, other than a main river, such as a brook, stream or river is the responsibility of the person who owns the land that the watercourse is on or near. This person is the riparian owner.

Riparian owners have certain legal rights and responsibilities, including a duty to keep the watercourse clear of any obstruction (see Environment Agency guide to owning a watercourse).