Skip to main content

A road drain or road gully is a smaller chamber covered by a metal grate, found on the edge of a highway. It is used to collect surface water from the highway, and may then lead to a public sewer.

Dudley Council is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of pedestrian street drains and gullies that are on the public highway. These are the gullies that run along the kerbside, carrying rainwater away. The Council cleans and maintains over 36,500 gullies (or drains) in the Borough.

Report flooding of a street drain or gully

Please use our Drain Grid Missing form to report a problem with a drain or gully (e.g. blockages) or contact us if you have dropped something (e.g. keys) accidentally into the gully.

Please note that all reports of gullies being misused will be dealt with confidentially

What information we would like from you

We need the exact location of the problem, and information about any damage.

Further Information

For further information, please contact us using the details below.

Contact Details

  • Name Highways Maintenance
  • Address Environmental Management, Directorate of the Urban Environment, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345
  • Out of Hours Telephone 0300 555 2345