Connections to pumping mains are not
The discharge of land drainage or ground water into the public sewers is also not permitted.
The discharge of non-domestic effluent is not permitted until a valid trade effluent consent has been issued by Southern Water. Queries regarding trade effluent should be addressed to our Technical Call Centre on 0330 303 0368.
Before final approval of the connection is given it may be necessary for all or part of the contributory drains or sewers on the development to be inspected. Should this be necessary, the two days notice requirement will be applicable.
If you wish your lateral drain to be adopted by Southern Water please submit an application (S104 Adoption of a New Sewer) in accordance with the current issue of Sewers for Adoption
You are strongly advised to avoid commencing works on Fridays and weekends as any delays due to unforeseen circumstances will be compounded by the difficulty of obtaining additional fittings etc which may result in you incurring additional costs.
All necessary preparatory work including all the obligatory road signing and guarding shall be carried out and/or is in place prior to the inspection taking place.
Before any opening is made in the carriageway, footpath or verge a road opening notice must be obtained from the appropriate Highway Authority. All requests for information regarding the associated costs, procedures and timescales should be addressed to them.
You can find out where the public sewers are in your area by writing to:
Telephone with 0330 303 0276 (Lines open 8am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Please state the property address and address to which the plan should be sent. For more information including the current charges payable please refer to our website:
Alternatively, in accordance with the Water Industry Act (1991), members of the public may view the public sewer and water maps at our Chatham office between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact the LandSearch team on 0330 303 0276 or email email@example.com
to arrange an appointment.