Rivers and watercourses

DfI Rivers maintain and inspect watercourses in Northern Ireland to make sure these are free flowing. This helps prevent flooding and improves land drainage.

Consent to discharge into watercourse

If you expect to discharge into a watercourse, or do works that will affect the free flow of a watercourse, you need to apply for consent from DfI Rivers.

Eastern Region

The Lisburn office is responsible for Antrim, Ards, Banbridge, Ballymena, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Down, Larne, Lisburn, Newtownabbey and North Down.

  • telephone: 028 9260 6100

The Craigavon office is responsible for Armagh, Craigavon, Dungannon and Newry & Mourne.

  • telephone: 028 3839 9111

Western Region

The Omagh office is responsible for Cookstown, Magherafelt, Omagh and Strabane.

  • telephone: 028 8225 4900

The Coleraine office is responsible for Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady, Londonderry and Moyle.

  • telephone: 028 7034 2357

The Ballinamallard office is responsible for Fermanagh.

  • telephone: 028 6638 8529

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