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Private Sewers

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Aidan Burley Aidan Burley Conservative, Cannock Chase

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made on transferring the ownership of private sewers to statutory sewerage companies.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEFRA continues to work closely with water and sewerage companies and other interested parties in preparation for the proposed transfer of private sewers. Draft regulations to effect the transfer were laid before Parliament on 26 April. Subject to the regulations being approved, the transfer is proposed to take place on 1 October this year.

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