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Private drain

Private sewer

Public sewer

Before You have responsibility for the private drain within your property boundary and right up to the public sewer beyond your property boundary

Before You have responsibility for the private drain within your property boundary and right up to where it joins your neighbour’s drain. Then you have shared responsibility for the private sewer right up to the public sewer

Before You have responsibility for the private drain from your house to where it joins a shared private sewer. Then you have shared responsibility for the private sewer right up to the public sewer

Before You have responsibility for the private drain from your house to where it joins a shared private sewer. Then you have shared responsibility for the private sewer right up to the public sewer

Private drain

Lateral drain

Public sewer

After You have responsibility for the private drain within your property boundary; the water company has responsibility beyond your property boundary

After You have responsibility for the private drain within your property boundary; the water company has responsibility beyond your property boundary

After You have responsibility for the private drain from your house to where it joins a shared ‘public’ sewer; the water company has responsibility for your neighbour’s ‘lateral’drain on your land and for shared ‘public’ sewers on your land

After You have responsibility for the private drain from your house to where it joins a shared ‘public’ sewer; the water company has responsibility for your neighbour’s ‘lateral’drain on your land and for shared ‘public’ sewers on your land

Private drain

Private sewer

Public sewer

Private drain

Lateral drain

Public sewer

Shared drainage

Water Company

 

Private drain

Water Company

Water Company

Shared drainage

Water Company

 

Private drain

Water Company

Water Company

Shared drainage

Water Company

 

Private drain

Water Company

Water Company

Shared drainage

Water Company

 

Private drain

Water Company

Water Company

Factory owner

Water Company

 

Factory owner

Water Company

Water Company

Industrial Park owner

Water Company

 

Industrial Park owner

Water Company

Water Company

Retailer

Water Company

 

Retailer

Water Company

Water Company

Industrial Park owner

Water Company

 

Industrial Park owner

Water Company

Water Company

What's happening?

You may not realise that you have a responsibility for shared ‘private’ sewers on your property, or for certain drains beyond your property boundary.

From October 2011 new legislation means that water and sewerage companies will be responsible for repairs to all shared sewers (even on private land), and for all drains beyond a private property boundary.

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How will the changes affect me?

Generally, from October 2011 the situation becomes clearer and ‘fairer’, and you’ll have less to worry about – you only have responsibility for your drains (those that serve just your home) to the point where they connect with another’s drain (even if that is on your property), or where they flow off your property.

What if I have a pump station?

Sewers that are connected to private pumping stations will transfer to the water and sewerage company on October 2011.

Some sewage pumping stations may transfer in October 2016, however, many pumping stations will not be subject to transfer. This is a complex area and we suggest you seek advice by completing the form below. Sewage treatment, septic tanks and cesspits are not subject to transfer at any time.

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What should I do if I have a blocked drain now?

That’s simple – call 0800 009 3611 and PIMS will quickly identify the best solution.

If the problem is within your drain, PIMS will quote a competitively priced solution and they’ll have the equipment to clear most blockages there and then.