Authorities may consider the adoption of a private sanitation system if they are of an appropriate design, are part of the area`s general sanitation system and are accessible. This is a provision of the Water Industry Act that allows a private sewer system owner to assume responsibility for sewerage with his or her wastewater supplier (United Utilities). Section 104 of the Water Industry Act 1991 provides a mechanism for newly constructed private sewerage and pumping stations, which will be “accepted” by the local sewer authority, which will then maintain them at their own expense. There is then a legal period of two months for opposition to adoption, after which sewers can be accepted as public sewers. Many private sewers were automatically transferred to us in 2011, but there are still a few that still belong to the private sector. . Let us know how to improve our content for you The applicant must first pass on general sewer information to the Authority, which will check whether it may be appropriate for acceptance. Further information will then be submitted on the condition of the sewers, and renovation work may be required to bring them to an acceptable standard, as stated in “Sewers for Adoption – a Design and Construction Guide for Developers.” A registration fee must be paid and all direct or related costs must be borne by the applicant. Sometimes, however, sewers are not accepted when they are built. The most common reasons are that they were not created to the required standards or that they are in inaccessible locations. Section 102 gives these private channel owners the opportunity to apply to us to see if we can take responsibility. See also: Section 102 of the City Planning and Planning Act 1990, which allows for the issuance of a notice decreed to stop the use or modification or removal of buildings or structures.