Autumn leaves: look after your drains

Autumn has well and truly landed and we need your help! If you have noticed leaves and debris starting to pile up in your garden, we recommend that you sweep the leaves away and recycle them in an appropriate manner to ensure that they can’t get blown into your drainage system.

Not only does this protect your drains, but it protects the drains of other people who live in your area too and helps to reduce localised flooding. A quick sweep of a brush is often all it needs to help the water flow freely away.

Where drains are blocked please report to Calderdale council on 01422 288001 or at

Or your local flood warden: 

Mytholmroyd -

Hebden Bridge -

Leaves and drains

Added: Monday, 4 November 2019