Adopting existing sewers

Under Section 102 of the Water Industry Act 1991, the owner of an existing private sewer can apply to transfer ownership of their sewer to United Utilities.

Our S102 sewer adoptions guide provides all of the information that you need to offer existing sewers for adoption. To apply for an existing sewer adoption, please complete the application form.

If you have any further queries about sewer adoptions please contact the team at

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