Water UK has welcomed the announcement by water and cimate change minister Ian Pearson that privately owned sewers will be transferred into the ownership of the statutory water and sewerage companies in England.
This decision is a positive move that will help streamline repairs and maintenance in the sewerage network which will in turn provide environmental benefits. It will also make it easier to identify who is responsible when a sewer problem occurs.
Water UK press release
Householders will no longer bear responsibility for private sewers
Defra press release 22/02/07