Under no circumstances will we allow construction over a sewer or side runoff if: Please note that a diversion of the sewers should be considered whenever possible. We are unlikely to allow you to build through a strategic public evacuation channel. If you are able to meet all the requirements, your project will be automatically approved (with limited exceptions). This only applies to construction work on a single residential plot, with pipes 150 mm in diameter or less. For anything larger, you need to fill out a formal build-over request form. If a developer is working with building control, the inspector checks when a Build Over may be required. If they are satisfied with the proposals and it meets our criteria, they will approve it on our behalf and the developer will not need to contact us for further permission. Our fee covers the cost of: – – – The management of your declaration – – on-site inspection, if necessary — – technical assistance – – – connection with the building control or your approved inspector – — – the issuance of your consent or agreement – – Sometimes problems arise when the owners try to sell their land, which has been built in part or entirely above a public sewer. Winter gardens and extensions are the usual culprits. If no construction contract has been concluded during the execution of the work, the water company has the legal right to enter the land to access the sewers, even if this means that the structure above the sewers will be demolished. However, the Water Company will not cause damage to the extent possible and will look for other ways to access the sewers, but the risk remains.
If a Build Over agreement has been reached, the water company is not allowed to remove or demolish the structure above the sewers. During the extraction process, a drainage search is usually performed to determine whether or not there is a public sewer under the land. A Build Over agreement gives the water company the assurance that the work to be done will not negatively impact the underlying sewers and also ensures that the water company retains sufficient access to the sewers so that it can be repaired and maintained. If you plan to build near or above a public sewer, you should contact the water company before the work done to identify the needs. To apply for construction above or near a public sewer, please apply via InFlow via the link on the right. However, it is important that none of these permits automatically give you permission to build or build the sewers of a water company. For this reason, we have a building above or near the team and process. Work with you to ensure that your development can progress while ensuring that your property and our sewers are protected.. . .