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The Flood and Water Management Act 2010

29 May 2018

Title: The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2018 (SI 2018/557).

Revokes: The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 

Comes into force: 2nd May 2018 and 7th January 2019

Mini summary of the 2010 Act

This Act introduces requirements relating to the management of risks in connection with flooding and coastal erosion. They introduce strategies for flood and coastal erosion risk management, establish regional flood and coastal committees, requires the use of suitable drainage, introduce a new set of reservoir safety rules amongst other things.


This Order brings into force Section 32 (sustainable drainage) and Schedule 3 (sustainable drainage) of the 2010 Act.
Schedule 3 introduces standards for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of new rainwater drainage systems. It also introduces an ‘approving body’ who will be required to approve most types of rain-water drainage systems before any construction work with drainage implications can start.  The ‘approving body’ will generally be a utility, county or county borough local authority.

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