Applying to the sewerage undertaker

If you are proposing to carry out one of the following as part of your proposed building works, you are required to apply to the Sewerage Undertaker for a sewer connection under Section 106 of The Water Industry Act 1991, before work takes place: -

1) Connecting new, existing or altered premises directly to the public sewer for the purposes of discharging foul and/or surface water flows.

2) Connecting new, existing or altered premises indirectly to the public sewer for the purposes of discharging foul and/or surface water flows.

3) Making additional direct or indirect connections to the public sewer for existing or altered premises for the purposes of discharging foul or surface water flows.

If any of the above are relevant to your proposals please contact the Sewerage Undertaker using the contact details below to obtain the relevant application pack.

It is an offence under Section 106 of the Water Industry Act 1991 to connect directly or indirectly to the public sewer without approval and where necessary, without giving reasonable notice for subsequent inspections to take place.  Under Section 109 of the same act, The Sewerage Undertaker has the right to remove such connections and recover all associated costs from the offending party.

Please be aware also that your water provider will make us aware that a water connection has been made and we may deduce from this that a sewer connection has also been made without our knowledge/approval.

Definitions

Direct Sewer Connection – A connection made directly to the public sewer by physically breaking into the pipe/manhole or by constructing a new manhole on the public sewer.

Indirect Sewer Connection – A connection made to an existing private drain/sewer that is already connected to the public sewer.

In the context of the above, premises relates to residential, commercial or industrial buildings.

Sewerage undertaker – The sewerage undertaker is the water company responsible for providing a sewerage service for your development Within the Cambridge Water area; the sewerage undertaker will be Anglian Water:

Anglian Water, Developer Services, PO Box 495, Huntingdon. PE29 6YY

03457 145145.

www.anglianwater.co.uk, click on ‘Developers’ and then ‘connect to the public sewer’.