Flood Risk Management Asset Register
Lead Local Flood Authorities are required, under Section 21 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, to ‘establish and maintain a register of structures or features which, in the opinion of the authority, are likely to have a significant effect on a flood risk in its area. The Act also requires that the lead local flood authority must arrange for the register to be available for inspection at all reasonable times.
Birmingham have developed a web-based system that is accessible to the public at all times, it brings together information about flood risk assets that are managed by a number of Flood Risk Management Authorities.
The asset register shows structures and features that are important to managing flood risk (such as flood defence wall, storage tanks, balancing ponds, land drainage, highway drainage) along with the relevant Flood Risk Management Authority responsible for their maintenance.
The Flood and Water Management Act requires that only significant assets are included on the register, therefore every asset in Birmingham will not be shown. Furthermore there may be significant assets which we were not aware of at the present time, therefore the asset register will be updated regularly, and additional information will be added as it is identified.
Using the Asset Register
The asset register can be viewed here. If you know the road name or post code of the location you are interested in, just type that into the search field in the top left hand corner. Once you have found a flood risk management asset you are interested in click the 'Identify' button on the top menu bar and then click within the boundary of the asset you are interested in. The details for that asset will then be displayed together with the Flood Risk Management Authority responsible for its maintenance.