Special Interest Group - Private Sewer Transfer

Date: 23rd February 2010

Location: Garforth, Leeds

Many private drainage contractors attended road shows in November organised by Yorkshire Water and run by the Water Industry Forum.  At these workshops Yorkshire Water gave an update on the government's proposals to transfer a large part of the current private sewer network into water company ownership from 2011.  These proposals are likely to have a major impact on the future livelihood of private drainage contractors.

The Water Industry Forum is keen to help private drainage contractors prepare for this period of change.  We, therefore, organised a meeting in December for those drainage contractors at the road shows who wanted to get together and explore the future options for their business.  It was agreed at that meeting that it would be useful to hold a regular meeting in the form of a "special interest group".

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