Yorkshire Water has responsibility for shared sewers and the pipework outside a property boundary. You can contact them on 0345 1 24 24 24.
Home owners are responsible for the drains which serve their property within their property boundary.
Localised problems such as water in cellars, are usually a matter for the property owner to deal with directly. Private rented tenants should contact their landlord.
We will only get involved in cases where there is a risk to public health, eg sewage discharging onto the public footpath. If you need to report a problem that could affect public health, please use the Report a problem with a drain in a neighbouring property form.
Please read our drainage advice leaflet (PDF 44KB) for further information.
A highway gully is a drainage pit covered by an open metal grating located at the road edge. Its purpose is to drain rain water from the highway into the sewerage system. We aim to visit and, where necessary, clean each gully approximately every 18 months.
See the Advice section for further information or report a damaged or missing manhole and gully cover using the Report a damaged or missing manhole or gully cover form.