Reporting a flood
In the event of a flood, public services in Buckinghamshire will try to help as much as possible.
It is a property owner's responsibility to take appropriate action to protect their own property from flooding, and to look after their property if it does flood.
Flooding causing a danger to life
You should contact the Fire and Rescue service if flooding is causing a danger to life or limb.
Although their main responsibility is saving lives, they may also help pump out flood water from your property where possible.
Flooding on the public highway
You should contact Buckinghamshire Highways if there is flooding on a public road or footpath caused by a blocked drain or road gully.
In office hours Telephone: 01296 382 416
Out of office hours Telephone: 01296 486 630
Online: Report a blocked drain or flooding
Flooding from a main river or reservoir
You should contact the Environment Agency floodline if the cause of flooding is from a main river or reservoir. If you’re unsure, you can identify a river or watercourse online.
Telephone: 0845 988 1188
Online: Check for flooding
Flooding from a public sewer
You should contact your water utility company if the cause of flooding is from a sewer, a burst water main or a household stormwater drain.
Anglian Water: 03457 145 145
Thames Water: 0800 316 9800
Affinity Water: 08457 823 333
Main rivers blocked by debris or a fallen tree
You should contact the Environment Agency if a main river is blocked by debris or a fallen tree causing risk of flooding.
Telephone: 0800 80 70 60