For work in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are able to meet all the requirements safely, your project will be automatically approved (with limited exceptions). This only applies to construction of a single piece of land with pipes 150 mm in diameter or less. For all that is larger, you must complete a formal application form. The site of many public sewers laid after 1937 is known severn Trent Water. Warwick Borough Council has a number of maps that can be posted by anyone wishing to check if a canal is close to their property. Just come to the Riverside House reception to ask for the channel cards for your address. Unfortunately, for old sewers (installed before 1937) and for sewers introduced in 2011, it is not always known where they are going. Some of these older sewers are shown on public sewer maps, but many are not. This can be a problem if it comes to expansion, as sewers can only be found during construction. If a public canal is discovered during construction, a request must be made to Severn Trent Water if you are building above or within 3 meters. For all development or extension applications, we will review the channel cards when processing the application.
If we find a channel nearby, we will let you know as soon as possible. For work in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire, please email email@example.com. Severn Trent Water says anyone wishing to build above or within three metres of a public canal must have written permission before starting work. A construction agreement allows the water company to ensure that the work to be carried out will not adversely affect the underlying sewers and ensures that the water company continues to have sufficient access to the canal for repair and maintenance. If you plan to build nearby or via a public sewer, you should contact the water company before carrying out the work to determine its needs. During the extraction process, a drainage search is usually conducted to determine if there is a public channel below the site. If you are expanding or building a new building, then the presence of a nearby canal can have a big influence on the cost or even feasibility of the project. Severn Trent Water is responsible for the warwick District`s public sewers. If you intend to build a public sewer above or near (normally within 3 meters), you should ask Severn Trent Water for a building by agreement. As part of this application, you may need to have a ccTV review of the flow before and after work. This, along with the cost of the application can add to the cost of construction work.
You can find more information and complete a construction application here All works with new foundations, basements, accumulations or cellars must be approved by the water company before the start of work on site. In October 2011, most of the sewers and private sewers were transferred to the public domain for repair and maintenance by the local water company.