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Private sewer transfer - property types

Changes in sewer ownership will mean that we will be responsible for the majority of private sewers (even on private land) and for all lateral drains.

Drain – a wastewater pipe that serves just one property.

Lateral drain – the part of the drain that is outside the property boundary.

Sewer – a wastewater pipe that serves more than one property. Sewers can either be public – owned and maintained by Wessex Water or private – owned and maintained by groups of individuals or organisations.

Click on a property type to see typical future responsibilities.


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