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Essential Drainage information

Drains

A drain is a pipe that carries sewage and/or surface water from a single property. The responsibility for maintaining and clearing any blockages on these drains lies with the owner of the property.

Lateral Drains

Once a drain is outside the property boundary for example goes into a neighbours garden or highway it becomes a lateral drain. These drains are the responsibility of the sewage/water company in your area.

Sewer

A sewer is a pipe taking sewage and/or surface water from more than one property. These are the responsibility of the sewage/water company in your area.

If you are unsure who is responsible, please contact the customer service centre for the sewage/water company in your area. Alternatively the Council's Environmental Health Team will be able to advise you. Please contact 01756 706255.

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