The Board is formed from representatives from local farmers, conservation bodies, and local Councillors (from Breckland Council and Attleborough Town Council).
The Board is financed from Drainage Rates paid by farmers and landowners, a precept on the Council Tax, and contribution from the Environment Agency.
In addition the Board review all planning applications for property development affecting the Board, and consent applications for surface water runoff from new developments. Developers are required to pay the Board a Surface Water Development Contribution based on the size of the development and rate of runoff.
The Board has responsibility for conservation matters within the Board area, and for enhancing bio-diversity.
Board duties include: