Our monthly look at the questions in the CON29DW examines how properties are billed.
The basis of charging is covered by question 4.4 of the CON29DW, which reads “What is the current basis for charging for sewerage and water services at the property?”
What this means, simply, is whether a property is billed on what is known as a measured or unmeasured basis.
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All section 104 agreements take a few years to see through to completion. However, in recent years, there’s been a situation where the foul sewers are adopted, but the surface water aren’t. This is because on some developments, the foul assets transferred into the public ownership as part of the 2011 sewer transfer, but the related surface water assets remained under a S104 agreement. This is usually the case where surface water discharges into a watercourse and not the public network, meaning they were not eligible for automatic transfer in 2011.
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Our regular series examining the CON29DW looks at questions 2.2 and 2.3 – the surface water connection.
In last month’s article we looked at question 2.1 of the CON29DW, which deals with foul water drainage. This month we look at surface water, which is covered in 2.2 and 2.3.
As we mentioned last month, surface water is primarily rainwater which falls on the property and has to be removed. Unlike foul water, this doesn’t require treatment and is therefore usually directed into nearby watercourses.
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