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  • Are you well connected?

    Dirty water from your premises could be draining into the wrong sewer, causing pollution to rivers and beaches.

    If your premises was built after 1920, it is likely your property has two separate drains: a foul sewer and a surface water sewer.

    A misconnection happens when foul water drainage, such as a washing machine, is connected to the surface water drain.

    500,000

    properties in the UK have a misconnection.

    Check your premises

    If you are the owner of your property, you are responsible for correcting any misconnections. Failure to do so could result in prosecution. 

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    Connect Right contains guidance on how you can check whether your plumbing is connected properly and if it is not, what you can do to rectify the issue. 

    You may need a plumber to check and correct the misconnection for you. 

     

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