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Sewers: Private Sector

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to consult on the means and timing of the transfer of ownership of private sewers to water and sewerage companies. (136878)

Following the Government's decision to transfer ownership of private sewers to water and sewerage companies, a further public consultation on the implementation options for transfer will take place over the summer. The consultation will also pose questions on the scope of assets to be included in the transfer and ways in which new private sewers can be prevented.