Cookie Consent by CATCH project - Norfolk County Council

CATCH project

We are working with Anglian Water, Broadland District Council and Norwich City Council to find long-term solutions to the problem of surface water flooding in Norwich.

As part of our pilot project, we are offering homes, businesses and schools the chance to have a slow-release water butt or rain water planter installed completely free of charge. This project is funded by Anglian Water and the Interreg European Union CATCH climate change and flood reduction project.

Slow-release water butts and rainwater planters can help reduce the risk of flooding by slowing the flow of rainfall into the drains and are designed to gradually release the captured water back into the environment. The rain water planters have the additional benefit of growing plants on them too.

The installations will be made on a first-come-first-served basis across Norwich. Priority will be given to properties in the target areas (See map link below). However, properties within Norwich that are outside these areas will also be considered.

Register your interest

These slow-release water butts and rain water planters are specially designed to release the captured water back into the drains.

Terms and conditions

It may take up to six months between registering interest in the project and receiving a water butt or rain water planter. This is because the project has two phases:

  • An expression of interest phase - so we can gauge interest and maximise the opportunity to be part of the project
  • Installation of slow-release water butts and planters, which will be undertaken by Centric Works, who are part of the Norse Group - this is part of the service and is also free.

You can choose either a slow-release water butt or slow-release rainwater planter, however please note that it may not be the same as illustrated as this will be dependent on supply.


Water butt (top) and planter (below)
Norwich City Council
Broadland District Council
Anglian Water
Centric Works

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