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If you own land with a watercourse running through it, along its boundaries or under it, you have certain rights and responsibilities that in legal terms make you a ‘riparian owner’.

Being a riparian owner is an important role; one that helps to protect your own property, that of neighbours, and those downstream. This means ensuring water can flow freely through your land without being blocked.

Lincolnshire County Council has published a comprehensive guide, “Your Watercourse: Rights and Responsibilities”, which explains the duty of a riparian owner.  To view the guide, please click HERE