Sewerage systems deal with the removal and treatment of foul water/waste.
If your enquiry is about a public sewer, Thames Water Utilities Ltd is the first point of contact.
Thames Water Utilities Ltd deals with all areas of Surrey except in the following areas where it deals with:
Thames Water Utilities Ltd will send out an inspector who will look at the problem free of charge, and can advise on ownership or liability for sewers on private property or houses. The company deal with the day to day management of the sewerage system, which includes dealing with blocked sewers and spillages maintaining pipes and pumping stations.
District and borough councils also hold public sewerage records and can advise you about ownership/liability.
However, not all private pipes are included. There will be some cases where the property owners remain responsible for the sections of pipe between the property / building and the transferred private sewer or lateral drain.
To find out how you may be affected by the change of law, please see the information about the Private sewer transfer on the Thames Water website.