First time sewerage

If you live in an area that lacks public mains drainage, you can ask us to consider providing a new sewerage system.

Before making an application, please have an initial discussion with our regional engineers who deal with first time sewerage enquiries.

Applications are accepted from parish and district councils or groups of householders and are often a result of the Environment Agency identifying pollution problems.

We will investigate if a scheme is viable and will carry out an economic assessment to compare private options to public solutions. If it is viable, we will confirm when it could proceed.

If a scheme is not viable, we can advise on alternative options.