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Sewers

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what length in miles of unadopted sewers there is in each region of England. (125533)

The most recent Ofwat estimates of private, unadopted, pipework outside the property curtilage, in England, by water and sewerage company area, are set out in the following table:

Water and sewerage company

Length of unadopted sewers (kilometre)

Anglian

21,000

United Utilities

21,000

Northumbrian

9,000

Severn Trent

29,000

Southern

13,000

South West

5,000

Thames

26,000

Wessex

8,000

Yorkshire

16,000