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Public Sewer Connections: Why You Might Need One

Probably when you think about public sewer connections, if you think about them at all, you imagine work to do with large-scale utilities and therefore something that doesn’t concern you. However, when you move into a new property, it’s your responsibility to ensure that it’s properly connected to a public sewer.


What Must You Do First?

It’s up to you to ensure that your property is connected to the public sewer,
from its boundary. If you require a direct connection, as the property owner
you have the responsibility for the pipework running from the demarcation chamber into your property. You will also need to pay the cost for providing this connection.

The first thing you must do is make a formal application to your local utilities provider for permission to connect to the public sewer. The reason for this is to protect the public sewerage system by only allowing authorised connections to it.

How to Get the Work Done

The good news is that you have a greater degree of control over the situation than you might have thought. If you’ve made the private decision to apply for a public sewer connection, you can then choose your own contractor to carry out the work on your behalf.

You’ll need to do a bit of forward planning: when you’ve chosen who is going to do the work, you’ll need to submit the plans to the Water Authority for approval before any work commences.

Choose an experienced contractor

Drainage Consultants Ltd has a huge amount of experience and expertise in this area. We have a number of different, approved methods for completing public sewer connections and we’ll ensure that wherever your location and whatever your property’s circumstances, you’ll have a safe, reliable connection.

Once the work is completed we’ll arrange for a Water Authority Inspector to look at it.

Choosing the right experienced contractor is your way of ensuring that the work to connect you to the public sewer is trouble-free, professionally completed and certified.