Drainage and Sewers
- Drain pipe: A drain is a pipe which takes either foul water (such as that from a sink, bath, washing machine, toilet etc) or surface water (such as rain water) from one premises (house, flat etc) only. The owner or occupier of a premises is responsible for maintaining their drain, including clearing blockages and repairing any faults. If you rent your property you are advised to discuss any problems you are experiencing with your landlord. As a rule the owner will be responsible for structural repairs and the occupier for clearing blockages. If you own the house you are living in then you are both the owner and occupier.
- Sewer: When a private drain serves more than one property then this is termed a sewer
- Road Gully: is a small chamber covered by a metal grate or grill that is usually found on the edge of the highway. It is used to collect and drain water off the highway. The responsibility for road gullies is with Hampshire County Council Highways Authority who can be contacted on 0330 303 1263