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Under The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011, private sewers and lateral drains that were connected to the public sewer were adopted by the local Water Authority. However private pump stations were not included in this transfer.

Now, on the 1st October 2016, all domestic sewage pump stations that were constructed before 1st July 2011, serve more than one household or are located outside of the property boundary will be transferred into the ownership of the local Water Authority. Until this time, the owner of the pump station will continue to be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the pump station.

If you have any questions regarding your private pump station, don’t hesitate to give us a call.