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The private sewers transfer regulations

This document explains and gives guidance on issues which are likely to arise from the regulations on private sewers transfer.

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Provisional non-statutory guidance on private sewers transfer regulations

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government consulted on the draft Regulations and Proposals for schemes for the Transfer of Private Sewers and Lateral Drains to Water and Sewerage Companies in England and Wales between 26 August 2010 and 18 November 2010.

The issues raised during consultation have been considered in finalising the resulting regulations, The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers 2011, which came into force on 1 July.

The aim of this document is to explain and give guidance on issues which are likely to arise from the regulations and where additional clarification as an aid to interpretation would be helpful.  It also seeks to deal with those issues or concerns which are not susceptible to regulation. 

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