S185 Diversion Agreement

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If you need help with your application or would like more information about the channel`s deviations, please contact the team at seweradoptions@uuplc.co.uk. If the location of a public channel prevents your site from expanding or if your land extension progresses, it may be possible to redirect the channel. To do this, you must enter into a legal agreement with us. Our deviation guide (S185) (PDF 126 KB opens in a new window) provides all the information needed for a deviation from the channel. As a large sewer bypass, built by the water department or by the developer under the control of the water agency and supported by a legal agreement, you can then fill out a request form for bypass of the canal (S185) (PDF 223 KB will be opened in a new window). You will find our technical drawing requirements in our detailed “Developer Services Construction” document (PDF 2.181 KB will be opened in a new window). Please note that all legal fees are charged separately by Southern Water`s lawyer and must be paid before the end of the contract. Before a diversion is considered by the water department, we would arrange a written request with a location plan and a development of the construction site, with details of the sewers that run through the site and the diversion route (s). Developers interested in land that contains public sewers may request sewer diversion under Section 185 of the Water Industry Act 1991 so that development work can proceed. Often you can do the diversion work yourself, but sometimes you have to do it – for example, when it`s a strategic channel that`s being hijacked.

In all cases, a fee is charged. If you need a deviation, you should apply with the button below and we advise you on the next steps. Buildings must be located at least three metres from the diverted sewers, where the depth of the ground up to the invert evacuation level is less than three metres. Greater depth, large sewers, unusual soil profile or material may require greater distance. Once the work is completed, the unnecessary sections of the existing public sewers will be secured by the removal of the soil.