7. S19 Investigations

Section 19 (S19) of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires Lead Local Flood Authorities to investigate the major flooding events and produce a S19 report.

S19 reports provides a summary of the response from the flood risk management authorities during and following a major flood event, to identify measures to mitigate future risk, where possible.

The main Flood Risk Management Authorities relevant to the Oldham area are:

  • Oldham Council
  • Environment Agency
  • United Utilities
  • Canal and River Trust

S19 Reports