Highway drainage

Details of how we maintain drainage systems to reduce the risk of standing water on roads, pavements and cycleways.

Gullies are used to collect surface water from the road or pavement and drain it into a piped system (generally a 'surface water sewer' maintained by Anglian Water), an adjacent stream or river (referred to as a 'watercourse') or a roadside ditch. They can become blocked by a build up of silt or mud coming off the road, or washed off nearby land.

Read our quick guide to find out information and details on cyclic and reactive drainage. 

Cyclic and reactive drainage quick guide (PDF 505,KB) 

If you'd like to read other guides similar to this, on highways topics such as highway emergencies, visit our quick guides page

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