This page gives examples of typical drainage arrangements for different types of properties. Although sewers are generally laid in the most obvious manner, factors such as topography of the land and rights of access can play a part. It should not be inferred that these examples apply to all properties.
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ISSUES FOR CONVEYANCERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS
Following the transfer, there are a number of issues which conveyancers will need to bring to the attention of their clients:
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The regulations detailing the transfer are the Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1566). The actual transfer has occurred under Section 102 of the Water Industry Act (1991).
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REGULATORY CHANGES GOVERNING THE WAY NEW SEWERS CONNECT TO THE PUBLIC SEWERAGE SYSTEM HAVE BEEN DELAYED
1st April 2012 was supposed to see the introduction of new adoption procedures for sewers in England and Wales.
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On 1st October 2011 the majority of private sewers and lateral drains in England and Wales transferred into public ownership, meaning they are now the responsibility of the relevant sewerage undertaker. This was the biggest change in sewer ownership since 1989 and has a number of implications for property owners, as well as conveyancers.
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