Sewers

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Introduction There are two systems of drainage in relation to development: • foul water, and • surface water Each of these has above-ground and underground elements: •...

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Introduction A sewer adoption agreement is entered into between the developer and the water service company for sewers to be constructed to defined standards so that they...

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The developer of a housing estate or other facility will need to lay sewers and drains to deal with domestic sewerage and surface water. Sections 21 and 22 of the...

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Drains A ‘drain’ means a drain used for the drainage of one building or of any buildings or yards appurtenant to buildings within the same curtilage. A drain can also...

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A sewerage undertaker has a general duty under section 94(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) to ensure that the area for which it is responsible is and...

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Undertakers’ powers to lay pipes The powers of a sewerage undertaker to lay sewers, lateral drains and disposal mains are found in ss 158 and 159 of the Water Industry...

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