Who is responsible for drains?

We are responsible for maintaining gullies (drains) on roads and footpaths (also known as the public highway).

Gully (drain) cleansing happens in Sandwell on a scheduled basis over the year, with those in areas more prone to flooding cleansed more regularly.

To check when the gullies in your street were last cleansed or inspected you can use the link below - simply pop in your postcode.

Check when a gully was last cleansed

or you can

Report a blocked drain

Gullies on private roads, private parking areas and private land are the responsibility of the land owner and we do not clean them.