IUA can help claim for surface water drainage, which occurs when rainwater falls on a property and does not drain into a public sewer.

Surface water drainage occurs when rainwater falls on a property and drains away.

IUA can help claim for surface water drainage, which occurs when rainwater falls on a property and does not drain into a public sewer. Most rainwater falling on properties drains into public sewers owned by the ten water and sewerage companies in Scotland, England and Wales.

The surface water drainage charge covers the costs of taking away and treating surface water that runs from properties into a sewerage company’s sewers. This includes water that flows through gutters or which runs into the road and ends up in a company owned sewer.

Surface water drainage is when rainfall water falls on a property and drains into a public sewer. Most of the rainwater falling on properties drains into sewers owned by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales.

If this is not the case for your property then you may be able to make an application for a rebate. Applying to your water drainage company with evidence that none of your surface water enters the public sewer may entitle you to:

  • Receive a refund of some of the amount that has been paid previously
  • Stop any future bills with a charge for surface water drainage

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