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Ditches and drains

We are responsible for drains and ditches (sometimes known as gullies), located on the public highway in Bedford Borough.

If a property is at risk of flooding, call emergency services on 999.

If you think a drain or ditch has been blocked, damaged, collapsed or flooded, then please let us know.

Private drains and sewers are the responsibility of the land owner.

Report a drain problem

To report a road drain problem, please contact the Highways Helpdesk on Highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk or telephone 01234 718003.

Report a ditch problem

To report a ditch problem, please contact the Highways Helpdesk on Highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk or telephone 01234 718003.