Clarity needed on responsibilities for surface water flooding

February 2008
Utility Week;2/15/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 16, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on a suggestion from Future Water that responsibilities for surface water flooding should be clarified. According to Future Water, as climate change increased the intensity of rainfall, water companies could have to spend £1 billion a year to ensure there were no increases in sewer flooding. It proposed that current charging approaches for surface water drainage should be reassessed and the automatic right to connect to the public sewer system should be removed, although the right to connect foul drainage would remain.


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