Are You a Riparian Owner?
If you own land alongside a watercourse, you are legally termed a riparian owner. Water courses can be a natural or artificial channel, such as a river, stream, ditch or culvert (an underground covered channel or pipe). As a riparian owner you have certain rights and have the responsibility for maintenance and clearance of these watercourses. If left unchecked, they can result in flooding issues in the surrounding area.
We recommend reading the following:
Riparian Ownership FAQs
Good Practice for Watercourse Management