These documents show the maintenance work the Environment Agency plans to do between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
Enter your postcode to find out what type of maintenance activities the Environment Agency (EA) may do near you and when they plan to do it.
The programmes show the maintenance work that the EA do:
- every year (frequent maintenance)
- every few years (intermittent maintenance)
This year the programmes also include some extra maintenance activities. This is due to extra funding from government to repair damage to flood and coastal assets caused by the winter floods.
EA consults with Natural England and the EA fisheries, recreation and biodiversity teams to ensure they consider the environment when doing maintenance activities.
Examples of activities in the programme are:
- maintaining flood barriers and pumping stations
- clearing grills and removing obstructions from rivers
- controlling aquatic weed in rivers
- managing grass, trees and bushes on flood embankments or
- inspecting and repairing flood defence structures
The EA makes every effort to ensure the maintenance programme is up to date. Sometimes work may not go ahead at the planned time because of adverse weather, floods, available resource or national environmental incidents.
If you own or manage land which includes a watercourse you have responsibilities, including maintenance. Find out more about your responsibilities and whether you need permission.
The ‘asset maintenance protocol’ sets out the EA approach to maintaining flood and coastal risk management assets in England.