HBF Response - Defra - Private Sewers Transfer

18 Oct, 2007

HBF has responded to this consultation and has offered to work with the Government to resolve those issues that relate to new housing. It is intended that the transfer should take place in 2010 and Defra is seeking views on how best to achieve this.

We have commented on the difficulties in reaching a national agreement on an adoptable standard and proposed statutory obligations for sewerage undertakers . We have expressed concerns about the engineering problems of providing sewer connections on dense sites and the potential conflict with other sustainability drivers.

HBF Response - Defra - Private Sewers Transfer letter -18 October