There are two levels of charges for sewer connections dependent on whether the connection is in public highway or private land.
The applicant arranges for their contractor to make the connection. All costs involved fall to the applicant. We recommend that a suitably qualified and experienced contractor is used.
Connections of highway drainage/road gullies are to be treated as connections in private land as these pipes cannot be adopted by the Water Authority.
When a property is connected to the public sewer network for the first time, a sewerage infrastructure charge is payable. This is usually collected at the same time as the charges for any new water supply to the property.
Foul water shall not be disposed of to a surface water sewer and surface water should generally not be discharged to a foul or combined sewer.
New Connection Public Sewer
Connections to Public Sewers shall preferably be made using Methods of Connection that protect the integrity of the public sewer which must be maintained at all times.
Anyone intending to make a connection to a public sewer is required by law to give the Statutory Undertaker notice. New Connection Application Forms should be completed and submitted along with the appropriate fee (see Administration and Inspection Fees below) to:
On receipt of correctly completed form and correct fee Water Authorities will post out your Receipt of Notice which includes your unique connection reference number (see Inspection by Water Authorities Inspector below). Within the 21 day notice period Water Authorities may object (in writing) to the connection or make comment on how it should be undertaken. We therefore advise that you plan your work to allow adequate time for the 21 day notice period to elapse before proceeding with the work and arranging inspection..
When planning highway excavations you may pass a copy of your Certificate of Connection Application to the Local Highway Authority as proof that you have given notice to us of making the connection