Information about watercourses
What is a Watercourse?
Main rivers are usually larger streams and rivers. However, they do include smaller watercourses of local significance. A main river is a watercourse marked as such on a main river map.
An ordinary watercourse is every river, stream, ditch, drain, cut, dyke, sluice, sewer (other than a public sewer) and passage through which water flows and which does not form part of a main river.
- Failing to keep vegetation growth under control.
- Failing to obtain consent for installing pipes or culverting of watercourses
- Disposal or storage of garden or domestic rubbish, waste etc. on the banks of or directly into a watercourse.
Information about watercourses from the Environment Agency.
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