Drains - who is responsible

Pumping stations and septic tanks

Pumping stations

Privately owned pumping stations (if they met the necessary adoption criteria) were adopted by sewerage/water companies on 1 October 2016.

More information: Severn Trent Water (stwater.co.uk) 

Septic tanks/cesspits

Such sewerage systems remain the responsibility of property owners. More information about septic tanks and small sewage discharges (GOV.UK)

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