The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards

In an emergency where floodwater is entering your property call 999

For emergency advice on flooding contact –
Environment Agency Floodline on 0345 988 1188

To report an activity which could lead to flooding –
Contact our Duty Officer on 07764 239 891
(Please note this is not a 24hr contact and we do not deal with blocked toilets, drains, etc.)

For non-emergency enquiries please contact 01234 767995 during normal office hours Mon – Thurs 8.45 – 4.30, Fri 8.45 – 4.15


Bedford Group of Drainage Boards is a consortium of statutory bodies providing local storm water management by undertaking watercourse maintenance and improvement, adoption and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs)  and provision of advice and direction to local authorities and developers as part of the Town and Country planning procedure.

The Consortium comprises:
The Bedfordshire and River Ivel Internal Drainage Board;
The Buckingham and River Ouzel Internal Drainage Board;
The Alconbury and Ellington Internal Drainage Board.