§ 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. 
§ 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 723W drains between the house and public sewer and of water supply pipes between the house and the stopcock remains the householder's responsibility.