Don’t make assumptions: if you’re moving into a new property you need to ensure that it’s properly connected to a public sewer. Clearly, when it comes to moving into your new home, you want to have all your utilities connected and working and public sewer connections are an essential part of this. The onus is on you to ensure that there is a connection from your property’s boundary to the public sewer.
If this is a direct connection, you will need to pay the cost of providing the connection and as the property owner, you’ll have the responsibility for the pipework from the demarcation chamber into your property. In order to have this work carried out you must first apply to your local utilities provider. This has to be a formal application so that the utilities provider can protect the public sewerage system by monitoring and approving any work that may affect it.
However, the choice remains yours when it comes to getting the work done. If you choose to find your own contractor this will give you more control over when the work take place, and how much you pay for it. The key thing is to use a contractor with the right professional experience and credentials, and who will provide the correct documentation on completion of the connection works.
What you want is for this to take place as seamlessly as possible, with the minimum of disruption to your home and with nothing left for you to worry about.
Which is exactly the kind of service we offer at Drainage Consultants. We understand that it’s your home, your property and your concern that nothing is left to chance and that we can complete all the necessary certification for you so that your work meets the standards of the Water Authority when it comes to inspecting the completed work.
It’s not always easy ticking the things off your to-do list when you move house, but we’re here to make at least some of it that much easier.