On 1 October 2011 all privately owned sewers and lateral drains whichcommunicate with (that is drain to) an existing public sewer as at 1 July 2011 will become the responsibility of the sewerage undertaker – normally the water and sewerage company for the area. This includes private sewers upstream of pumping stations that have yet...

Flood Risk Assessments Across the UK, planning requirements differ in England, Wales and Scotland. Why not check out for dedicated Flood Risk Assessment page for region based information. Alternatively, please contact us for all your Civil Engineering Advice.

Soakaways are always the preferred method to discharge surface water from a site. Percolation tests must be carried out site in line with BRE Digest 365 to ensure that the ground is suitable for the use of soakaways. We work with local contractors and can give support during testing to help ensure your tests are...

Did You Know… In 2020 septic tanks will no longer be accepted as a means of discharging foul drainage from your proposed site, alternative methods such as treatment plants will have to be considered. If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water you will need to replace or upgrade your...