Bedford Group of Drainage Boards is a consortium of statutory bodies comprising The Bedfordshire and River Ivel Internal Drainage Board, The Buckingham and River Ouzel Internal Drainage Board and The Alconbury and Ellington Internal Drainage Board. They provide local storm water management by undertaking watercourse maintenance and improvement, adoption and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs) and provision of advice and direction to local authorities and developers as part of the Town and Country planning procedure. They provide and maintain an arterial surface water drainage system that is managed to achieve sustainable standards of flood protection.
DB Surveys work closely with Beds IDB and other local drainage boards undertaking specialised surveys including river sections. Combining total station and GPS we can accurately survey sections at regular intervals throughout a water course. The final product can be delivered in a variety of formats including HEC-RAS. We also undertake flood plain levelling as part of flood risk assessments.