Drains or Sewers

Many homes today are built with their own drainage systems. This means they have drains taking your rain water and your sewage through your own pipes out to the front street where they discharge into communal pipes.
Your drainage is know as “Drains” and the communal pipes are known as “Sewers”.
Drains are owned and maintained by you, whilst sewers are owned and maintained by the local authority.
Many homes built before 1960 were built with sewers in the back garden shared with your neighbours. If you need to build over a sewer you will need special permission and in some cases the sewer may need moved.
If you are not sure why not give Build-It a call.

Your drains, your responsibility

Know your drainage

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