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Flooding or Drainage Issues

Like many other parts of the United Kingdom, West Lothian is experiencing the effects of a changing climate.

The most obvious symptom locally has been an increased incidence of intense rainfall resulting in flooding which affects homes and businesses.

Research predicts that these trends will continue and that the effects of flooding will become both more frequent and more extensive.

  • Reporting a Flooding or Drainage Issue

    Information on how to report a flooding or drainage issue.

  • Reporting blocked Drains and Gully Issues

    To report a problem with blocked drains and gullies on public roads, please complete our online form.

  • Clearing Up after a Flood

    The flood water affecting your home may have been contaminated with sewage and other contaminants. Although this would be very diluted and present a low risk it is still advisable to take certain precautions when dealing with the problem as below:

  • Update on Flood Risk Management

    Like many other parts of the United Kingdom, West Lothian is experiencing the effects of a changing climate. Scotland is currently adopting a new approach to manage the risk of flooding

  • Update on Supplementary Planning Guidance

    West Lothian Council is currently working on the West Lothian Local Development Plan which, when adopted, will replace the West Lothian Local Plan

  • Flood Re Home Insurance

    Flood Re is a joint UK Government and Insurance Industry initiative to help those households who live in a flood risk area obtain affordable home insurance.