Sewers that are not yet built and are not yet built and connected to the public grid before July 1 (transmission deadline in October) will be transferred at a later date. Statements made to Parliament during the debate on the regulations indicate that sewers built before October 1, 2011 will be laid on April 1, 2012 (or earlier, if a Section 104 agreement so provides). But this remains to be confirmed. It would appear that sewers that are not built in time for the second deadline are treated in accordance with the following paragraph. Another consequence of the transfer has not yet been taken. According to the government`s initial proposals, the installation of new sewers would be mandatory after the first transmission and would take place if the sewers were connected to the public network for the first time. However, with other proposals (e.g. B secondary installation for all sewers installed after July 2011), this situation has been delayed indefinitely. A common feature of the S104 agreements is a loan. This is a sum of money (usually 10% of the cost of the sewer system) that the developer pays to the water company at the beginning of the agreement. The water company will maintain it for the duration of the agreement and use it if the developer is late for any reason (e.g. liquidation.B) and does not provide a channel network in accordance with the required standards.

This money would be used to complete the network. Such an agreement is commonly referred to as a “construction agreement” – see section 2.1 above. Once we receive them, one of our Waste Construction Project Managers (WCPMs) will contact them to arrange a pre-departure meeting. During construction, we conduct inspections to ensure that the sewers are built in accordance with the agreement. Our WCPM visits the site by appointment and also proactively to ensure compliance with the agreement. New sewers and side effluents are subject to binding national construction standards. This is implemented by another law: the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (FWMA). If a new sewer channel is to be connected to the public system, an adoption agreement must first be concluded under section 104 of the Water Industry Act 1991. Although such agreements are often concluded under the current regime, the main difference after the entry into force of the FWMA is that it will not be possible to connect a public sewer without such a sewer service. The new binding building standards will be applied by the Section 104 agreement. A consultation on these standards is expected shortly.

We are aware that construction work may need to begin before the S104 agreement is signed by all parties. To avoid delaying the start of your work, you can view and download an Early Start Request Form (PDF) once you have received technical receipt and paid the S104 fee. The early start request form can be sent to We will then contact you to arrange a pre-departure meeting on site. Most land that has a sewer is not directly connected to a public sewer. Normally, there is another sewer or sewer that leads from the land to the nearest public sewer (which is normally under the highway). This means that the responsibility for maintaining the sewers and sewers that serve a property is currently divided between legal water and sanitation companies and landowners. From April 2020, Ofwat has introduced a standard practice across the water industry in England, which all companies will follow when it comes to introducing newly built sewers. If your sewers are ready to begin a maintenance period, please let us know by filling out a pre-service inspection form (PDF) and emailing it to us at Before we can perform a maintenance inspection, you must confirm/provide the following: sewers must be designed and constructed in such a way that they meet the sewers` requirements for acceptance, and the corresponding authorizations must be available.

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