Thames Water article regarding Transfer of Private Sewers.
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Private Sewerage Transfer Regulations: “In July 2011 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) passed the Private Sewerage transfer regulations.
This was a two part process:
Part 1: sewerage companies became responsible for private sewers/drains from 1 October 2011
Part 2: sewerage companies will become responsible for private pumping stations from 1 October 2016, which meet the eligibility criteria.
Find out more about private pumping station adoption call us on 0207 536 2778
The change in law means the ownership and maintenance for previously private sewers and lateral drains transferred to us on 1 Qctober 2011.
You are still responsible for the sections of pipe between your property/building and the transferred private sewer or lateral drain.”
Provisional non-statutory guidance on private sewers transfer regulations
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government consulted on the draft Regulations and Proposals for schemes for the Transfer of Private Sewers and Lateral Drains to Water and Sewerage Companies in England and Wales between 26 August 2010 and 18 November 2010.
The issues raised during consultation have been considered in finalising the resulting regulations, The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers 2011, which came into force on 1 July.
The aim of this document is to explain and give guidance on issues which are likely to arise from the regulations and where additional clarification as an aid to interpretation would be helpful. It also seeks to deal with those issues or concerns which are not susceptible to regulation.