Drainage and water searches

Southern Water LandSearch provides drainage and water searches for residential and commercial properties including a four-hour Swift search.

CON29DW enquiry

The CON29DW enquiry comprises 25 standard questions answered in full, from sewerage and water asset information to sewer flooding history and connection status.

It provides the following important information on residential (household) properties:

  • Copy of an extract from the public sewer map
  • Copy of an extract from the public map of waterworks
  • Connection status to the public sewer for foul water drainage
  • Connection status to the public sewer for surface water drainage
  • Surface water drainage charging
  • Public sewers within the boundaries of the property
  • Public pumping station within the boundaries of the property
  • Public sewers within 30.48 metres (100 feet) of the building
  • Public pumping station within 50 metres of the building
  • Details relating to adoption agreements
  • Existence of any build over agreement relating to or close to the property
  • Risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers
  • Proximity to the nearest public sewage treatment works
  • Connection status to the public water supply
  • Public water mains within the boundaries of the property
  • Details relating to adoption agreements
  • Risk of receiving low water pressure or flow
  • Water hardness classification of the water supply
  • Water meter details
  • Details of the sewerage undertaker
  • Details of the water undertaker
  • Who bills the property for sewerage services
  • Who bills the property for water services
  • Current basis for charging
  • Basis for charging on change of occupation

The CON29DW enquiry is normally available in five working days, but a four-hour swift service is also available.

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CommercialDW search

The search comprises 24 questions answered in full, from sewerage and water asset information to sewer flooding history and connection status.

The search provides the following important information on premises classified as ‘non-household’:

  • Copy of an extract from the public sewer map
  • Copy of an extract from the public map of waterworks
  • Connection status to the public sewer for foul water drainage
  • Connection status to the public sewer for surface water drainage
  • Surface water drainage charging
  • Public sewers within the boundaries of the property
  • Public pumping station within the boundaries of the property
  • Public sewers within 30.48 metres (100 feet) of the building
  • Public pumping station within 50 metres of the building
  • Details relating to adoption agreements
  • Existence of any build over agreement relating to or close to the property
  • Risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers
  • Proximity to the nearest public sewage treatment works
  • Connection status to the public water supply
  • Public water mains within the boundaries of the property
  • Details relating to adoption agreements
  • Risk of receiving low water pressure or flow
  • Water hardness classification of the water supply
  • Water meter details
  • Details of the sewerage undertaker
  • Details of the water undertaker
  • How to find out who bills the property for sewerage services
  • How to find out who bills the property for water services
  • Southern Water trade effluent consents held by the current owners of the property

The search is normally available in five working days, but a four-hour service is also available.

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