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Groundwater Flooding

What is groundwater flooding?

How can you reduce the impact to your property and prepare for flooding?

Groundwater flooding is a very unique type of flooding. Guy Parker of the Environment Agency explains how groundwater flooding occurs, why this phenomenon is unique to some parts of England, the risks of groundwater flooding and how you can prepare for groundwater flooding.

During a period of above average rainfall groundwater levels will rise considerably and may continue to do so. This could affect properties, roads, power sources and sewer/septic tank systems. Watch our film to find out more.

Some sewers can be overwhelmed when groundwater rises during wet winters, especially in chalk areas. This groundwater enters sewers through small cracks, causing flooding. Watch the video to find out how this happens and what Wessex Water and other risk management authorities are doing to manage the problem.

How groundwater causes sewer flooding - YouTube