Homeowners or occupiers are responsible for a home’s drains up to their property boundary. If you're responsible for maintaining drains, you may be covered by your house insurance for any damage.
Water and sewerage companies are responsible for:
Water and sewerage companies are not responsible for private sewers that:
- all public sewers
- private sewers and lateral drains that connect to the public sewer
- are connected to a private pumping station and treatment works
- carry water directly to a watercourse, like a river, or into the ground (for example, a soak away)