New independent real estate cannot be built on top of a public sewer and instead requires a diversion of the sewers. There are two possible ways to get our permission if you want to build above or near our sewers: before applying for over-or near a sewer: if no construction contract has been concluded, the seller should have a CCTV study of the sewers carried out and transmit the film equipment to the water company. If the water company is satisfied that the sewage disposal channel is in good condition, it will issue a comfort letter confirming that the sewage disposal channel is in satisfactory condition. The comfort letter usually convinces the buyer and their lender that the water company will not take any action to demolish the offensive structure above the public sewers. As a homeowner, you might consider expanding your home or building a winter garden or garage. Sometimes this type of work can affect the underground sewer pipes located inside the boundary of your property. Find out why we need to know you`re planning a build, or near a sewer, download our brochure to learn more about building a sewer. Without our permission, your local authority may not provide a building permit certificate. This could create problems if you are trying to sell your property, as a buyer`s lawyer might tell them that the building has been expanded without our permission above or near a sewer. Under no circumstances will we allow construction over a sewer or side sewer where: you do not need our permission if you are building outside these distances.
Construction work may affect these sewers and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are not damaged and that we can continue to access them for future maintenance work. These are our hidden treasures. .