Gullies, drains and how to prevent flooding

With last summer’s extreme wet weather, many streets in the Leith Central area such as Newhaven Road experienced flooding. Residents may also remember the severe floods in nearby Canonmills and Stockbridge.

Having clear gullies may help mitigate any water issues in the future, and Edinburgh Council are urging residents to report any blocked gullies so they can clear them.

They’ve also produced a useful guide on how Edinburgh’s drains work and who to report more severe (sewage) issues to:

Report a blocked drain or gullie on