Posted: Thursday, 14 January 2010 @ 16:45
A recent Supreme Court decision will be of keen interest to developers. It was decided that a sewerage undertaker had no power to refuse a builder the right to connect a private drain to the public sewer at the point most convenient to the developer. Welsh Water had argued that it could refuse the connection on the basis that it would overload the system at that point. This would have meant the developer having to connect to the public sewer at a manhole some 300 metres away. The Court rejected this argument and stated that the responsibility and costs for dealing with the extra discharge remained with the undertaker.
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