Build Over Agreement Severn Trent Water

The situation of many of the most important public sewers that were laid after 1937 is known by Severn Trent Water. Warwick District Council has a number of maps which are freely available to anyone wishing to check if there is a sewer near their property. Just arrive at the reception of Riverside House and ask for the canal cards for your address. Unfortunately, the old sewers (laid before 1937) and the sewers set up in 2011 do not always know where they are going. Some of these ancient sewers are depicted on public canal maps, but many are not. This may be a problem with the extension, as sewers may only be located during construction work. If a public sewer is discovered during the work, an application must be made to Severn Trent Water if you are building above or within 3 metres. For all construction requests regarding new construction or extensions, we review the channel maps during the processing of the application. If we find a sewer nearby, we will inform you as much as possible.

For work in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire, please email net.dev.east@severntrent.co.uk. Overall, the transmission of private sewers has been beneficial for both public and water companies. It cleared the public of responsibility for sewers and put them in the exclusive hands of water companies, which are much better equipped to maintain the canal network. While confusion persists when it comes to issues such as sewer construction, there is no doubt that in the end, homeowners are better protected than against transmission. It also means that no certificate of conclusion can be issued until the agreement has been granted by the Severn Trent Water Authority. However, it is important that none of these permits automatically give you permission to build or build the sewers of a water company. For this reason, we have a building above or near the team and process. Work with you to ensure that your development can progress while ensuring that your property and our sewers are protected. When private sewers were transferred in 2011, the majority of private sewers and sewers in England and Wales were transferred to the public. Thousands of kilometres of pipes – the repair and maintenance of which are responsible for by the owners (often without their knowledge) – were the responsibility of the water companies. While this was undoubtedly good news for homeowners, the construction of these sewers by their former owners created a legal grey area.

Each company in the water sector has its own construction policy above or near public sewers. For Severn Trent Water, if a homeowner wants to build in the immediate vicinity of an existing public sewer, they will have gone through one of two processes. Until the late 1990s, they reportedly entered into a construction agreement with Severn Trent Water defining both their rights and those of the water company. Severn Trent Water says anyone wishing to build above or within three metres of a public sewer must have written permission before starting work. For more information and a build-over request, please note that this only applies to construction work on a single residential plot with pipes 150 mm in diameter or less) All companies in the water sector are legally entitled to access to public sewers located on private land…

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