Surface water flooding occurs when heavy rainfall overwhelms local drainage systems and surface water infrastructure. Surface water management is a shared responsibility as surface water drainage networks range from local landowner drainage (homes) through to water utility company sewers. A Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) is a partner project where surface water issues are identified in a catchment area in order to list a plan of action to manage the risk of flooding from surface water.
Further information and guidance can be found below:
Woking Borough Council, Guildford Borough Council and Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have carried out surface water risk assessments.
Woking and Byfleet Surface Water Management Plan
A Woking Surface Water Management Plan is being developed with agency partners. For more information on the status of the project, please contact Woking Borough Council.
Epsom and Ewell Surface Water Management Plan
Surrey County Council worked with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, to share data on a Surface Water Management Plan for Epsom & Ewell. Please contact Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to request access to the Surface Water Management Plan document.
Guildford Surface Water Management Plan
Guildford Borough Council together with it's partners, Surrey County Council and the Environment Agency, commissioned by Halcrow Group Limited to undertake Surface Water Management plans in the Borough. The aims of the projects were to develop a sustainable approach to the management of surface water flood risk throughout Guildford Borough. The report can be found on the Guilford Borough Council website.