Taking In Charge

Sewer Services

Elements under this section include, surface water sewers and foul water sewers and wastewater treatment plants. These elements will be taken in charge simultaneously with roads/footpaths and open spaces.


Collection systems are to be taken in charge, subject to them complying with the requirements of this document and the Council’s adopted policy on ‘taking in charge’ of private housing developments.  Therefore any connection pipe to a main sewer on the adjoining road is taken in charge from the main sewer to the boundary of the site. Accordingly if the main sewer is within the curtilage of a house, only the main sewer will be taken in charge. Consequently branch connections from individual houses to the main sewer will remain private property

CCTV Survey/Manhole Survey

A CCTV survey/manhole survey of the collection systems is to be submitted to the Council prior to lodging an application for taking in charge. Because of this the Council shall be notified two weeks in advance of the commencement date of the survey and may attend. The Council’s representative on site may make reasonable requests of the operator.

The sewers being surveyed are to be thoroughly cleaned out prior to the camera survey. The CCTV Survey shall be carried out using a camera. This Camera is capable of measuring and recording distance from one manhole to another. The CCTV Survey report shall conform to the standards set out in the WRC Manual on Sewer Condition Classification. Included in the report shall be a summary of any defects in the systems. Any defects in the systems shall be corrected by the Developer at his own expense, prior to taking in charge. Additionally the printed report will  be supplemented by high-resolution photographs and good quality DVD recording

Accordingly a drainage layout plan of as-constructed sewers will be submitted on diskette. This is prepared to Wincan V8 Specification, shows a detailed survey of each manhole and sewer structure of constructed housing estates.

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