Private Sewer Transfer – Typical Drainage Arrangements

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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Private Sewer Transfer – Detailed Information About the Transfer


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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Private Sewer Transfer – Introduction

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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