If you have a garden then why not review how rainwater runs off it. In recent years there has been a tendency for householders to pave over their gardens, either as additional off street parking or as patio and barbeque areas. This increases the amount of run off to the drainage system which in turn can enter our rivers in times of peak flows when storm water overflows allow excess water to discharge from the sewers to the river system. There are ways you can alter this process and allow water to infiltrate to the soils as they would have done before the hard standings were constructed. Our “You can slow the flow” webpages provide lots of useful tips and advice that can help you convert your garden to an area that can store small volumes of storm water run-off.