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Part P. Drainage

P1. Compulsory Drainage of Buildings


(a) Where in respect of any building a suitable means of disposal of waterborne sewage is available the owner of such building shall provide a drainage installation.

(b) Where there is no such means of disposal, sewage shall be disposed of in accordance with Part Q of these regulations.


(a) Where a sewer is or becomes available for the drainage of such building the owner of such building shall, at his own cost, lay, alter or extend any drain serving such building to terminate at a location and level as prescribed by the local authority for the connection to such sewer.

(b) In the case of any existing building the local authority shall serve a notice, in writing, upon the owner stating the period within which the connection contemplated in paragraph (a) shall be made.

3. Where a connecting sewer has been provided to any site the owner of such site shall cause all sewage discharged from any building on such site to be conveyed by a drain to such connecting sewer.

4. Where the owner of such building fails to lay, alter or extend any drain in terms of subregulation (2) the local authority may lay, alter or extend such drain and recover the costs thereof from the owner: Provided that the local authority shall, before carrying out such work give not less than 14 days notice to such owner of its intention to carry out such work.

5. Any owner who fails to comply with any requirement of subregulation (1) or (2), shall be guilty of an offence.

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