HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 cc722-3W
Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the maintenance costs of the water sewerage infrastructure transfers to the statutory undertaker at no cost to the resident where estates transfer out of Government administration. [33970]

Mr. Clappison

It is open to any householder to seek to have private sewers adopted by the sewerage undertaker for the area. However, the maintenance of drains between the house and public sewer and of water supply pipes between the house and the stopcock remains the householder's responsibility.