Local Water Authority applications
The ‘Water Industries (Scheme) for Adoption of Private Sewers (Regulations 2011)’ came into force 1st October 2011. The ownership of all private drains, lateral drains and sewers has now been transferred to the relevant water/sewage company (with the exception of a drain that serves one house or buildin located within its own curtilage (garden), which will remain private). As a result, an owner, builder/developer must obtain consent from the relevant water/sewage company for building over or near to or connecting into an adopted drain. We can prepare the necessary drawings, plans, details, and specifications to accompany the application to obtain consent for the proposed works.