About Us

Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) operate in the low lying fen and valley areas, maintaining pumping stations and drainage channels to ensure that people are safe and the risk of flooding is greatly reduced.

Trent Valley Internal Drainage Board (TVIDB) covers an area of low lying land from the west of Gainsborough, straddling the River Trent and its tributaries, down to the south of Nottingham, a total of 44,093ha. The Board’s small focussed team, maintains 778km of watercourse and operates 18 pumping stations. Click here for map of the area.

We deliver sustainable, efficient and cost effective water level management for the benefit and protection of people, property, business, land and the environment.

With very low lying land most of the tops of our watercourses are at or close to sea level and without the work of the Board most of the land would either be flooded or seasonally waterlogged. Regular watercourse maintenance enables our systems to protect people, property, land and infrastructure.

Powers under the Land Drainage Act 1991 and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 enable TVIDB and its partners to ensure proper drainage is considered by all developers, land owners and home owners/occupiers.

Local knowledge is an important element to delivering effective water level management solutions. Working with the community, we ensure the right level of protection is achieved and maintained within our area of responsibility.

For more information on how we achieve this visit the Services and Works sections of our website.

The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) have produced a map of the UK showing all IDB areas, please visit their website for more information (https://www.ada.org.uk/member_type/idbs/)