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Services provided by the Environment & Community Protection Team

Contaminated Land

Contaminated land is land which may cause harm to people, property or the environment, because of contamination in the ground, often as a result of previous uses. The contamination may be complex chemicals, asbestos, oils, gases, polluted water or old landfill material.


The geology of the Mendip District gives rise to levels of radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring colourless, odourless gas which is emitted by certain rocks and soils.


A variety of organisations are either responsible for drainage or have powers to ensure that drains are maintained in a good condition. The following are guidelines only and do not apply in all instances

Flooding Advice

Advice and information relating to flooding and extreme weather in Mendip.

Cooling Tower Notification

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local authority under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992. The primary purpose of this is to identify potential areas that could give rise to spread of legionella and to ensure preventative measures are taken to eliminate the risk of such infection arising to employees and the public.