Publish Date: September 2012
No. of pages: 188
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On 1 October 2011 the biggest change in responsibility for sewerage services in England and Wales took place.
Major changes of legislation which come 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. If this is implemented, developers will be required to enter into a Section 104 adoption agreement covering all new sewers and laterals that will connect to the public sewer system. A condition of the agreement would be a requirement to meet any standards published by the Secretary of State, or in Wales, by the Welsh Minsters.
This will require major changes to Sewers for Adoption to cover the smaller sewers and lateral drains not previously included in such agreements. Sewers for Adoption has been an indispensible guide for those involved in the planning, design and construction of sewers and pumping stations on new developments where these are intended for subsequent adoption by water companies in England and Wales through an agreement under Section 104 of the Water Industry Act 1991.
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.”
This book is the definitive guide for those planning, designing and constructing sewers and pumping stations for subsequent adoption by water companies in England and Wales under Section 104 of the Water Industry Act.
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