Building and Developing

Application guidance for sewer adoption

What you need to know, do or check before you apply for a sewer adoption. 

Before you begin

Before you are ready to apply for sewer adoption, you must: 

  1. Know where the sewer you want adopted is 
  2. Know the type of connection you need 
  3. Have your contractor’s contact details, health and safety policy, a site-specific risk assessment, and a method statement 
  4. Ensure you contractor has any relevant licenses from your local council 
  5. Know if there are any pipes or assets belonging to us that need to be moved 
  6. Have permission to lay a pipe on land owned by a third party if necessary 
  7. Be planning to begin work in the next 6 months 

Do not begin your application if you don’t have all the necessary information.