Con­nect­ing to a Trunk Sewer

Homebuilding & Renovating - - Get It Built Public Sewers -

Trunk sew­ers col­lect the flow of sewage from lo­cal ar­eas and other sew­ers, rather than in­di­vid­ual homes or de­vel­op­ments. You’ll be able to iden­tify them on the pub­lic sew­ers map. In con­stant flow, con­nect­ing di­rectly to them can be com­plex and dan­ger­ous, which means per­mis­sion can of­ten be re­fused. In this case, you’ll need to find an al­ter­na­tive sewer, or in­stall a sep­tic tank or sew­er­age treat­ment plant in­stead.

If they do al­low con­nec­tion, they’ll likely in­sist on do­ing the work them­selves un­der Sec­tion 107 of the Wa­ter In­dus­try Act and billing you for it. This is likely to be ex­pen­sive and you’ll need to agree the quote be­fore­hand.

Sur­veys may be re­quired to de­ter­mine the line, level and con­di­tion of the sewer. These may have to be done at night, when flow in the sewer is re­duced. De­lays can be caused by hav­ing to work at off-peak times.

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