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Installing culverts in watercourses

What is a culvert?

A culvert is a covered channel or pipe usually built to allow the land around it to be used.

Culverts can be hard to maintain and can have a negative impact on flood risk and the environment. It can also destroy wildlife habitat, increase the risk of flooding, maintenance requirements and can make it difficult to deal with pollution.

You can download a copy of our Culvert policy.