Sometimes, water will appear through the surface of the highway or on private property as a result of a build up of ground water or the emergence of a spring. Where the water causes a nuisance, it is the owner of the land from which the water surfaces that holds the responsibility to attend to the issue.┬áThis is described as Riparian Ownership Opens in a new window.

If water runs across the highway from private property so as to cause a nuisance, we can issue notice on the property owner to undertake such works so as to prevent the water from running across the highway.

  Report water on the highway Opens in a new window