A man whose property was affected by heavy rain twice in two years said he is refusing to pay his council tax until more is done to protect his home.
Landslips cause damage to a railway line in Shropshire
Ray Ward, of Barclay Close, Albrighton in Shropshire, said his home was inches away from flooding on Wednesday and last year he had to live in a hotel.
He said more should be done to erect defences for areas prone to flooding.
Shropshire County Council said sewers are nearing capacity and they recognise the need for improvements in the area.
As a result, Severn Trent and the council are finalising plans for a major two-year upgrade of the sewers which will start later this year.
The wet weather caused major problems across parts England on Wednesday.
Torrential rain caused flash-flooding that left people trapped in their cars and homes and damaged property.
Mr Ward told BBC News that only lots of hard and fast work when it started to rain on Tuesday prevented a repeat of what happened to him during bad weather the previous year.
He spent six months living in a hotel while his bungalow was renovated.
"I was in my garden until 10pm trying to keep the water at bay and my home was three inches away from flooding again," he said.
Now, he said he will not pay his council tax in the hope the council will act.
"I am going to withhold it until something is done and face the consequences.
"I am not trying to avoid it but it's just the only action I can take to get something done.
"You live in fear of rain and the same thing happening again."