Highway drainage helps prevent flooding, severe ponding and keeps the carriageway free of standing water
Highway drainage systems are installed to capture surface water, this helps:
- Alleviate flooding
- Protect the integrity and fabric of the road
- Assist with the safety of road users
It is our responsibility to oversee all matters relating to highway drainage within the Vale and to provide information and advice to you and other members of the public.
Please note: All drainage systems have a maximum core capacity for the transportation of rainwater. No system can give absolute protection from flooding events.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water - Public (main) sewer system (both foul and surface water)
Householder - Individual property connections to the public sewer are usually the responsibility of the householder (unless the property is Council owned)
Natural Resources Wales - Main rivers
Vale of Glamorgan Council - Highway drainage is the responsibility of us at the Council.
Drainage improvements are prioritised by:
- Flooding to buildings
- Public complaints
- Available funding
- Flooding or ponding on the highway presenting a hazard to road users
- Seepage of water or water crossing the highway on bends and gradients liable to cause danger to motorists or the formation of ice.
Report a Highway Drainage Problem
Report a draining problem using our online form
To report a highway drainage problem please complete our online form or contact Visible Services:
Report a Drainage Problem Online
Report Problems Relating to Sewerage
Report a sewage problem to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
For problems relating to sewerage on the highway please contact Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water:
Contact Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water