Drainage Search

Enquiries of the Drainage Company as to mains sewers and water pipes.

Until recently, enquiries about drainage arrangements for foul and surface water from a
property were included in the standard local search enquiries made of local authorities. These were excluded from the CON29 Part I (2002 Edition), however, since drainage is now controlled by local sewerage undertakers in almost every local authority area. Drainage enquiries are now requisitioned direct from the relevant sewerage undertaker. A new standard enquiries form has been agreed between Water UK and The Law Society for this purpose. This form also covers standard enquiries about water supply arrangements.