ADA announces the first tranche of River Maintenance Transfer ( De-maining ) pilots »
ADA announces the first tranche of River Maintenance Transfer ( De-maining ) pilots

After much preparatory work and engagement with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency (EA) and other partners involved, ADA is delighted to announce that Defra have given the green light to a number of pilot projects to propose to “de-main” certain sections of main river across the country. The process involves investigating the passing of river maintenance and operational activities from the EA to Internal Drainage Boards...

Floodex 2017 »
Floodex 2017

Floodex 2017 (in partnership with the Association of Drainage Authorities) is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector.

17th & 18th May 2017 - Peterborough Arena (East of England Showground)

The event is free to attend and there will be many top name exhibitors plus a full seminar and workshop programme.

For further information, see the flyer below or visit the Floodex website - ...

ADA Response to Future Flood Prevention Report »
ADA Response to Future Flood Prevention Report

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have published a report calling for a major reform of flood management in England.

The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) has responded saying that the ideas contained in the report must be used to challenge England's water and flood risk management industry to find better solutions to address flood risks but that some of the governance...

Anglian Water Pollution Watch »
Anglian Water Pollution Watch

Anglian Water have launched a new campaign called Pollution Watch to raise awareness of sewage pollution and the impacts it can have on the environment, particularly in rivers and other watercourses.

If anyone spots sewage pollution in a watercourse they should call Anglian Water's Pollution Hotline number 03457 145 145.

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Audit of the Annual Return completed »
Audit of the Annual Return completed
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ADA Response to Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Report »
ADA Response to Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Report

Water must be seen as a precious resource, with all sectors of the industry working together to encourage and incentivise people to value good water management without the need for over-regulation and red-tape.

That’s the view of Innes Thomson, chief executive, ADA, commenting on the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 evidence report released this week (July 12).

“Climate change could significantly alter what we take for granted, and if we don’t act now,...

Unaudited Accounts and Annual Return 2015/16 »
Unaudited Accounts and Annual Return 2015/16

The Unaudited Financial Statements and Annual return for the Year ended 31st March 2016 have been published on our website following approval by the Board yesterday.

To view the documents please click on the pictures below or they can be found in the Finance Section of the document Library.

The Annual Return will now be sent to our appointed External Auditors for review.

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Lincolnshire ADA Environment Committee Meetings 2016-17 »
Lincolnshire ADA Environment Committee Meetings 2016-17

Here are the dates and venues for upcoming Lincolnshire ADA Environment Committee meetings:

Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 1:30pm
Black Sluice IDB, Station Road, Swineshead, Boston, PE20 3PW

Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 12:30pm
Welland and Deepings IDB, Deeping House, Welland Terrace, Spalding, PE11 2TD
followed by a visit to Vine House Farm

Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 1:30pm
North East Lindsey DB, High Street, Ulceby, DN39 6TG

Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 1:30pm
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Exercise of Public Rights »
Exercise of Public Rights
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2016 Rating Leaflet Photo Quiz Answers »
2016 Rating Leaflet Photo Quiz Answers

The information leaflet sent out with the 2016 Drainage Rate Demand notices included four aerial photos taken in 1964 of the future sites of four of the Board's pumping stations.

The photos below show which Pumping Stations were built in these locations and what they look like today.

Chain Bridge Aerial Photo

Chain Bridge Pumping Station

Chain Bridge Pumping Station,...

Floodex 2016 »
Floodex 2016

Floodex 2016 (in partnership with the Association of Drainage Authorities) is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector.

18th & 19th May 2016 - Peterborough Arena (East of England Showground)

The event is free to attend and there will be over 70 exhibitors plus a full seminar and workshop programme.

For further information, see the flyer below or visit the Floodex website - ...

Weed Control by Chemical Spraying 2016 »
Weed Control by Chemical Spraying 2016

The Board will be carrying out its annual weed-control spraying programme on certain sections of Board maintained drains between 1st April and 30th May 2016.

These works involve the use of Roundup Pro Biactive (Glyphosate) which is applied by hand spraying (knapsack) within and along the drain.

A full list and map of the lengths that are intended to be treated can be found on the Board's website.

As a precaution it is advised that no water for spray irrigation or crop spraying should be taken from these drains for...

Lincolnshire Historic Pumping Engines »
Lincolnshire Historic Pumping Engines

The Lincolnshire Branch of the Association of Drainage Authorities have produced a new leaflet to promote the historic steam and diesel driven pumping stations around the county.

Click on the image below to view the complete leaflet or further information about each of the pumping stations can be found at the links below.

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Update: Black Sluice Catchment formal consultation »
Update: Black Sluice Catchment formal consultation
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Black Sluice Catchment consultation response document released today (27th January 2016) »
Black Sluice Catchment consultation response document released today (27th January 2016)
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Latest Boston Barrier Information »
Latest Boston Barrier Information
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Black Sluice IDB response to Catchment Consultation »
Black Sluice IDB response to Catchment Consultation

The Environment Agency's (EA) consultation on managing flood risk in the Black Sluice Catchment finished on the 27th September 2015.

The Board's response to this consultation can be viewed by following the link below:

BSIDB Response to Black Sluice Catchment Consultation

Other responses to the consultation can be viewed on the EA website: consult.environment-agency.gov.uk

The EA...

Environment Agency (EA) Black Sluice Catchment Consultation commences »
Environment Agency (EA) Black Sluice Catchment Consultation commences

The very important and long awaited consultation period has commenced and runs for six weeks until the 27th September 2015.

Consultation event at Black Sluice IDB Office

We would advise you to attend one of the consultation events and come along to talk to ourselves and the EA staff in attendance:

25th August, Billingborough Village Hall, 1pm - 8pm1st September, BSIDB offices, 10am - 3pm10th September, Rippingale Village Hall, 1pm -...
Black Sluice Catchment Consultation »
Black Sluice Catchment Consultation

Black Sluice IDB have been working in partnership with the Environment Agency to explore the future options for the Black Sluice Catchment.

The next stage to this is for a public consultation detailed in the briefing note below. We also have a number of posters below which can be dowloaded to view or display. If you would like printed versions please contact us on the Office number

Billingborough Village Hall - 25th August 2015...
Northern Works Committee Inspection in Boston Bulletin »
Northern Works Committee Inspection in Boston Bulletin

Black Sluice IDB's Northern Works Committee 2015 Inspection Tour has been featured in the Boston Bulletin Daily for 10th March 2015.

The article details some of the works that the Board is currently undertaking in the Wyberton Marsh area in response to the 5 December 2013 East Coast Tidal Surge.

Click on the image below to view the full Boston Bulletin article.

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Weed Control by Chemical Spraying 2015 »
Weed Control by Chemical Spraying 2015

The Board will be carrying out its annual weed-control spraying programme on certain sections of Board maintained drains between 30th March and 30th May 2015.

These works involve the use of Roundup Pro Biactive (Glyphosate) which is applied by hand spraying (knapsack) within and along the drain.

A full list and map of the lengths that are intended to be treated can be found on the Board's website.

As a precaution it is advised that no water for spray irrigation or crop spraying should be taken from these drains...

South Forty Foot Catchment - Public Consultation Events »
South Forty Foot Catchment - Public Consultation Events

The Environment Agency (EA) are holding two public consultation events about the options for reducing the flood risk in the South Forty Foot Catchment.

Following flood damage to the EA's Black Sluice Pumping Station in Boston caused by the 5 December 2013 East Coast Tidal Surge, the EA are exploring alternative flood risk managment solutions for the catchment.

Further details and information can be found the in the document linked below:

Managing the risk of flooding in...

Early Summer Cutting »
Early Summer Cutting

Following the higher than average Spring temperatures coupled with the frequent rain showers we are in a position that in order to proactively address potential flooding issues we are commencing our summer cutting season earlier than planned.

Works will commence on the 23rd June on some of the higher profile drains and pump drains throughout our catchments.

We will work within Environmental guidelines of walking the banks before we commence flailing...

ADA Environment Committee »
ADA Environment Committee
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New Machine »
New Machine
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Heavy Rainfall Event on 6th July 2012 »
Heavy Rainfall Event on 6th July 2012

Heavy rain fell in the Board's area starting at 6am on Friday 6th July and continued through the day. No actual flooding occurred in the Board's area, but throughout the weekend Board's employees were busy ensuring the pumping stations were operating satisfactorily.

All the drainage channels were full of weed growth which held up the flow of water to the pumping stations. One example of this was in Swineshead village where water levels were high, so a machine was sent to...