In relation to sewer connections, a Section 106 application is required to connect a property to the public (adopted) sewer for the first time. (Not to be confused with a ‘Planning’ Section 106 Agreement, these are private agreements made between local authorities and developers).
How to apply for a Section 106.
JW Clark can apply for a Section 106 on your behalf, and we normally do so for most customers, however if you want to do it yourself then that’s fine.
You/we will need the following to be able to apply for a Section 106:
Method Statement & Risk Assessments – These must be specific to the site, as opposed to ‘generic’. We will always include these as part of our quote to you.
Drainage Plan – This needs to show foul pipes and manholes within the site, the connection to the public sewer, whether it be by junction insertion or saddle connection (can we have links to these same sections above) and it needs to show the existing public sewer in the Highway or otherwise. A drainage plan previously put together for a ‘new build’ property will normally cover the foul system in the site, but will rarely detail the sewer connection, nor the existing public sewer. It will need amending to include these to be suitable for the Section 106 application, and this is best done by the same architect who drew the original drawing. The drainage plan must also detail surface water/rainwater pipes and manholes in the site, and the method by which it is being discharged, i.e. soakaways or rainwater harvesting system etc. Can rainwater also discharge into the public sewer?.
This will detail the boundary of the property and must show the property in relation to neighbouring properties or nearby landmarks.
Consent/Signature of Apparatus owner.
Although we will take care of the Section 106 application for you, you will normally need to sign as the ‘Apparatus Owner’ - Although the connection to the public sewer will always be adopted by the water authority, the pipework in the Highway leading away from the connection (the lateral) will normally remain the property and the responsibility of the property owner (unless the lateral is being adopted click here(1)). Apart from this one signature, we can normally take care of the Section 106 application for you, and we will normally include to do so in our quote. For a quote click here.
Fee to the water authority .
The fee for a Section 106 can vary between water authorities and is sometimes dependent on the type of connection. Prices start at about £400, and the exact price will always be detailed by us in our quote to you.
Method Statement & Risk Assessments.
We will always put together a Method Statement and Risk Assessments for any sewer connection that we undertake and these must be supplied to and approved by the relevant water authority before work can commence, and will normally have to be included in the initial Section 106 application. ‘Generic’ Method Statements and Risk Assessments are not permitted, they must be ‘Specific’. Our quote to you will always include for these.