Or write to us at: Surrey Heath Borough Council Knoll Road Camberley Surrey GU15 3HD
In accordance with the Water Industry Act 1991 the Council holds up to date mapping information of all the Public Sewers in the Borough. The Sewers are owned by Thames Water who have responsibility for dealing with blockages and other problems within their sewers. Most of the sewers are located in the highway (or more correctly, below the highway!). Many are in gardens and private land. It is important to note that the public sewers have a much more important status than the private drains which connect your property to the sewer. Thames Water needs to ensure access for maintenance, some sewers carry very high flows and the implications of blockage or collapse can be serious: large numbers of people could be deprived of mains drainage.
You may want to know if there are any public sewers in your land if you are contemplating an extension to your house or doing some other works in your property. It is also useful to check for any public sewers within a property you may be interested in buying, it may be difficult to build extensions or there may be risk of sewage flooding from the sewers from time to time.
You can view the Sewer Map information any time during office opening hours, it is held electronically and viewed with a pc. Staff can assist you if necessary.
The Council has a library of information on private drainage also, possibly covering your property, although the information is not comprehensive. To enquire about drainage information serving your property contact Infrastructure on telephone 01276 707465.