When you are constructing new homes or changing your drainage layout on site it is likely you will need to create a new connection into our sewer network. Foul water can only be connected to our existing foul or combined sewers. With surface water you should follow the hierarchy in H3 of the Building Regulations to look at the possibility of draining this on site, and when this is not possible a connection to our surface water or combined sewers may be allowed.
For all connections into our sewer network you will need to submit a sewer connection application. It is an offence to connect into our sewers directly or indirectly without our formal approval.
Sewer Connection Applications
Below is a guide on what you need to do when making a sewer connection application, including links to make an application via our GetConnected portal. We often refer to a sewer connection as a ‘Section 106’.
If you are building a new home or several homes and applying for a sewer connection, it is likely you may also need a new water connection.
You can check if you're in our water supply area by entering your postcode in our 'In your area' feature.
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
If you are considering drainage of surface water to our sewer network, we would like to engage with you on the other disposal methods available with a particular focus for incorporating SuDS on your site. Draining surface water through SuDS on site has many benefits to the local aesthetics, increasing biodiversity and building resilience to flooding and pollution.