We have to make sure that we can always access our pipes for maintenance and/or repair if necessary.
If we agree that you can build over a public sewer, you must make sure that you provide sufficient access points to the affected sewer (manholes and rodding points). Ideally, buildings and extensions should not be sited where they would remove an existing point of access. If this is not practical, we may agree to the re-location of an access point, outside of the proposed development.
Access points should be easily accessible and visible for use in an emergency.
Further advice will be offered on access ponts when the development is inspected, either by us or one of our Protocol partners.
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