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What is a drainage district?

Find information about drainage districts, areas identified as having particular drainage needs

What is a drainage district?

Drainage districts are typically found in low-Iying land where boundaries are determined by physical, not, political attributes. Districts vary in nature and size, from the mainly agricultural (such as Conwy, Llanfrothen and Towyn) to the semi-urban (such as the Gwent Levels).

Flood risks 

Drainage districts are at risk from various sources of flooding. Without flood risk and water level management, drainage districts would be unsuitable to live in and would not protect and provide for the variety of agricultural land, utilities and transport networks that have developed within their boundaries. 

Your right to inspect internal drainage district accounts 

Between 20 June 2019 and 18 July 2019, you have the right to see 2018-2019 accounts for the following drainage districts:

Afon Conwy
Afon Ganol
Ardudwy Marsh
Borth Bog
Dysynni
Harlech & Maentwrog
Llanfrothen
Malltreath Marsh
Mawddach & Wnion
Tywyn
Lower Wye
Powysland
Caldicot & Wentlooge 

To see the accounts, you’ll need to send a request to:

Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services
Natural Resources Wales
29 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0TP 

Your right to question the auditor 

You, as an elector in one of the districts (or someone in your place), have the right to question the appointed auditor about the accounts. You can do this on or after the 18 July 2019. To do this, contact the auditor on 029 2032 0500 or arrange to visit the auditor at: 

Wales Audit Office
24 Cathedral Road
Heol y Gadeirlan
Cardiff
CF11 9LJ 

If you would like to make objections to any of the accounts, they must be made in writing. Please send a copy to the auditor and a copy to us.   

Notice of 2018-2019 accounts for drainage districts

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