Classifacation of Drainage
Classification of Drainage - who is responsible for repairs and blockages
Private Drain - Householder /occupier
Private Sewer - Joint/equal responsibility with other persons above the problem (Combined drain/sewer serving more than 1 property which is not a public sewer)
Public Sewer - United Utilities (Combined drain/sewer formally adopted by local authority or built before 1937) If you are unsure about the drainage serving your property and you have a suspected problem, further advice can be obtained from Environmental Health (Housing) on 01200 414470.
Our Engineers also hold maps of the adopted Public Sewerage System in Ribble Valley.