Homeowners set to benefit from sewer changes
12:00pm Wednesday 20th July 2011
By Andrea Glennon
HOMEOWNERS will benefit when Thames Water takes on maintenance responsibility for more private sewers later this year.
Currently residents are responsible for waste pipes running from their homes to where they connect with the main sewer pipe.
But from October 1, Thames water will be responsible for any sewer pipes outside a property’s boundary.
The Government estimates the changes could see bills increase by between £3 and £14 per year. But Martin Baggs, Thames Water chief executive, commented: “The small increase in your bill will protect you against the much larger one-off costs of clearing blockages and making repairs.”
For more information go to thameswater.co.uk/privatesewers or call 0845 0709 150.
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