If you are expanding your land, you need to make sure you know if there are water pipes, public sewers or sewers on your land. It`s a good idea to find out before you start working so that the work goes as smoothly as possible. Building above or near a sewer pipe could damage the pipe itself or your home. This can lead to higher costs for our customers and serious disruption. Therefore, if there are pipelines on your property, you should consider the position, size and design of your work before you start and contact us before work begins. For more information about construction via a public channel, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are planning any type of development, building something new or expanding an existing building, you should check to see if there is anything underground that can be affected, i.e. water or sewer lines. Our real estate research team can provide maps showing the location of our assets. We are responsible for the protection and maintenance of sewers on our territory and it is really important that we protect them for all our customers and future generations.
Sewers are often within the confines of private property and sometimes close to buildings. Construction work can affect these sewers and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are not damaged and we can continue to access them for future maintenance work; These are our hidden treasures. There are two possible ways to obtain our approval if we want to build above or near our sewers: each building control centre working under our “protocol” refers all cases where a construction agreement may be required for further studies. In certain circumstances, we may issue a retroactive construction agreement if the work has already been done above or near a public sewer. This is only exceptionally the reason. You must create a Build-Over/Near app through our InFlow online portal if you don`t meet our standard criteria. (Please note that this only applies to construction of a single piece of land with tubes 150 mm or less in diameter) As an owner, you may want to consider expanding your home or building a winter garden or garage. Sometimes this type of work can affect underground pipes within the boundary of the land. During the construction of any construction, you must ensure that there are no public sewers in the area of the planned work. When a developer works with building control, the inspector checks where a buildover may be needed. If they are satisfied with the proposals and this meets our criteria, they will approve it on our behalf and the developer will not have to contact us for further permissions.
If the existing tube is discovered in a bad condition or the material is the fiber of bad luck, then you must reposition the length of the tube under the structure at your own expense for a construction to be considered. This minimizes the risk of structural plumbing failure after construction and the potential for inconvenience and service losses for you in the future.