Liability for private sewers to be transferred to water companies
Resource type: Legal update: archive
Published on 23-Feb-2007
The Government has announced that the ownership of private sewers in England will be transferred to the statutory water and sewerage companies.
The transfer will pass the liability for repair and maintenance of private sewers to the statutory undertakers, but the costs of the transfer will be met by an increase in sewerage bills for householders.
The Government intends to carry out a consultation to seek views on how the transfer should be implemented, and how the number of private sewers being constructed can be reduced.
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