Sewers for Adoption

Sewers for Adoption CoverMajor changes of legislation which came into effect on 1st October 2011, saw the transfer to the water companies of responsibility for all existing private sewers and lateral drains that connect with the public sewer system.

At the same time, in order to prevent the proliferation of new private sewers and laterals, further changes to the Water Industry Act made through the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, are also likely to see mandatory adoption of all new sewers and lateral drains

Sewers for Adoption 7th Edition provides detailed guidance to support any Mandatory Build Standards for foul sewers as well as continuing to provide guidance on the design of adoptable surface water sewers and pumping stations ranging in size from smallest up to 30kW.

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