Application to connect to a public sewer

Due to the time we need to process applications, we can only guarantee issuing quotes under our 2019/20 charging arrangements for new sewer connections by 4 March 2020. In each case, the application must be complete and require no further information.

We can’t guarantee that any applications submitted after this date will be issued under our 2019/20 charging arrangements.

If you’ve not begun work and feel that our 2020/21 charging arrangements are more favourable to your scheme, you can request a requote after 31 March 2020. Please note that a requote fee will be applicable. For more information, see our New connection charging section.

Please complete the form below if you would like to connect your property to the public sewer for both foul and surface water.

Charges are based on the connection type. Please see how much we charge for a connection to a public sewer.

Before applying please read our guidance notes:

Guidance notes - Application for a new connection to a public sewer (0.5Mb)

  • The table below shows the fees for public sewer connections:
    Connection type Price per connection
    Public sewer via lateral drain £485
    Public sewer on private land £278
    Adoption site to a public sewer £273
    Indirect connection to public sewer £87
    If you opt for us to construct the connection(s) then any costs we incur will be payable by the applicant.

For details on how we’ll use the information you provide in your application, click here.

Any personal information that you provide will only be used to process this application. We use a third party, WorldPay, to collect all payment details and process payments made through our website.

When submitting this form, you will be redirected to WorldPay's secure server where you will be presented with a series of payment pages, enabling you to choose your payment method and enter your payment details.

WorldPay will record your payment details against the details submitted on this form, to produce a transaction.

The transaction details will be forwarded to the card issuer for authentication. The issuer will then return an authorised or declined response to WorldPay and a payment response page is then displayed to you.

If the transaction is successful, WorldPay will also send you a confirmation email, confirming the transaction details.

WorldPay accept card payments from MasterCard, Debit MasterCard, Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro, JCB, and Solo.

Payment or refund related enquiries

If you would like to contact us about an online payment or refund, please call us on 0800 009 3921, our lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. You can also email us

In addition to contact information, you'll need to provide a site location plan indicating:

  • Type of connection (surface water, foul water or combined)
  • Location of the connection (separate points should be labelled individually)
  • Size of the proposed connection
  • Size of the sewer
  • Level of connection (interpolated)
  • Method of connection (e.g. manhole or junction)
  • Peak design flow details
  • Type of sewer you're laying (e.g. clayware)
  • Details of planning conditions (if applicable)
  • If you are carrying out the construction, evidence of health and safety or Construction design and management(CDM) competence.

 You'll also need to provide credit or debit card details, in order to pay the required deposit and charges.


About you

About the person applying

This is the person we'll contact about the application and will receive all correspondence. This can be the property owner or someone acting on their behalf.

Applicant contact details

We'll use these details to get in touch with you about your application

Applicant address details

Nominated contact



Your site

Where the work is taking place


This person will also receive the quote.



Your work

Connection details

Working out the cost

Get a quote for construction

We can also provide a quote for constructing your proposed connection/lateral drain.



Upload files

Upload your documents

All drawings must be of suitable detail and have a drawing reference number on them.
Your file sizes cannot total more than 20Mb .
Space remaining: 20MB If your files total more than 20 MB, try compressing them.
This should show new buildings, roads, sewer locations and their depths
Space remaining: 20MB If your files total more than 20 MB, try compressing them.
This should show proposed drainage details, sizes/depths and proposed connection points to the public sewer.
Space remaining: 20MB If your files total more than 20 MB, try compressing them.
Only applicable if carrying out construction. This is a method statement for maintaining safety and existing sewer flows during connection works.



Please review and confirm your details. You won't be able to submit the form until all mandatory fields have been completed

About you

The site

The work

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