Wonderful on Tap

Mansfield sustainable flood resilience

Flooding is an increasing problem in the UK.   

With climate change and population growth, the risk of flooding is rising.   

It’s time to do something different. 

We're investing £75 million to alleviate flooding in Mansfield

In a UK first, as part of our ambitious Green Recovery programme, we’re investing £75 million in Mansfield on a range of nature-based solutions that will transform the town.

Working in collaboration with Mansfield District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, our funding will be used to protect communities from flooding by using innovative environmental solutions that will leave a lasting green legacy for our customers and communities in Mansfield.

This is the largest project of its kind to ever be attempted in this country and, we believe, will be the blueprint for how we manage flooding in the future.

Alleviating flooding risk and creating green spaces

We will create sustainable, flood-resilience through a set of ambitious projects across Mansfield.

In a trial that’s never before seen to this size in the UK, we’ll protect homes from heavy rain and create new, clean environments.

We're taking inspiration from around the world. We’re going to use many different nature based methods to combat flooding in Mansfield. 

Sustainable drainage we’ll install in Mansfield

Together with our partners, we'll install several different types of sustainable drainage systems.  

These systems may include: 

Working with others

This is a collaborative effort in Mansfield.

We're working with Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and others to bring this one-of-a-kind project to life.

Overall, we expect about £85m to be invested across Mansfield with our funding and the support of others all working together to reduce the flood risk to Mansfield.

How you can get involved 

You can get involved too!

It’s easy to install sustainable drainage. You can play a part in this unique project that will help put Mansfield on the map.

We want to support local schools, businesses and community groups to adopt and install sustainable drainage.

Whether it's changing your concrete drive at home to permeable paving, or installing planters in the school playground, you can make a huge difference.