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Public Sewer Connections: Are You Properly Connected for Waste?

Most of us are fortunate not to have to rely on a latrine pit to dispose of our waste. It has, however, taken many years for the UK to have a safe, reliable sewerage system, and even know many drains still date from the Victorian era.

As recently as the late 19th century, sewerage systems in the UK could still harbour water-borne diseases such as typhoid and cholera.

Now we have modern sewerage treatment centres and we happily rely on a nationwide drainage network. However, connecting a property to the public sewerage system requires permission, to be able to maintain its security and integrity.

Getting Approval

You must obtain official permission from your local water company to connect to the public sewer. This is because the water company must assess whether the public sewer has the capacity. Also, it is to ensure that any private connection to the public sewer system is safe and won’t damage or contaminate it.

Once you have this written approval you can proceed with the work. But whoever you get to carry out this work must also apply for permission to carry out the connection work. This ensures that they are sufficiently qualified for the task.

Remember, you cannot have this work carried out until you receive official permission to do so.

How to Get the Job Done

It’s important that you get the right people for the job, because a public sewer connection needs to be officially signed off after the work is completed.

The work can vary depending on your location. In some situations, it will require specially shaped fittings, or an adoptable, lateral connection, if the public sewer runs underneath a road or land next to your property.

If this all sounds complicated, there’s no need for you to worry – our expert team is very experienced in public sewer connections. We’ll carry out the work quickly and efficiently and ensure that it meets the stringent standards of the water company.

Don’t waste time with your waste, contact Drainage Consultants today to get properly connected.