Charges announcementIMPORTANT NEWS  -

The Developer Services Charging Arrangements 2019-20 comes into force on 1 April 2019. This is now on our website to provide an opportunity customers to better understand those charges in advance.  Please click here to find out more information.

Adoption of existing sewers, pump stations and treatment works

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We can adopt existing sewers, waste water pumping stations or treatment works under a Section 102 agreement (Water Industry Act 1991).

For us to adopt existing sewers, waste water pumping stations or treatment works you'll need to complete our S102 application form.

Once your application is confirmed as being complete you will receive a technical approval or rejection within 28 days commencing on the day after receipt of a full application or if a incomplete application is received on the day after all the required information is received. An application is full when all the required information has been received. We will also arrange and undertake inspections of the manholes, pumping stations, treatment works as applicable and review the CCTV for the assets being offered for adoption. Please click here for the South West Water CCTV specification.  We will highlight and issue any defects which need to be remediated by the applicant.

Once we are satisfied with the technical and as constructed standard of the sewers, we will issue a notice to all interested parties prior to vesting taking place for a period of two months. Any objections received to the adoption in the two month period will need to be fully investigated and closed out before vesting takes place.

Our reasonable costs will be invoiced to the applicant and will need to be fully paid before certificates can be issued.

Application form

For us to adopt existing sewers, waste water pumping stations or treatment works you'll need to complete our S102 application form.

Please complete all sections and provide the information requested so that your application can be processed as quickly and accurately as possible.

Flowchart and charges

Information on our Developer Services Charging Arrangements can be found here.

Please view 'Customer Flowchart - Sewer Adoption Process - Section 102' for more information.

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