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Timescale update

We’re receiving a much higher number of requests for drainage and water searches than normal which could result in us taking longer than normal to provide a response. We’re working hard behind the scenes to minimise any delays, including increasing the number of colleagues delivering this service. We apologise if you don’t receive a response within our usual timescales and you can really help our colleagues by only contacting us for urgent matters for the time being.  Stay tuned for more updates soon.

Drainage and water searches


If you’re about to purchase or sell a property, you probably want a report to show whether it’s served by a public water main or sewer and if any of this infrastructure is located within the property’s boundary. This kind of report is called a ‘drainage and water search’.

Before you apply, you will need to confirm that the property is located within our area. You can use this postcode checker to do so.

How much will it cost?

  • The charge for this service is £8+VAT per application, which is to be paid at the time of making an application and is non-refundable.

You can pay this using a valid credit or debit card.

As a not for profit company, our charges are based on the cost of delivering the service only.

For information on our charges, visit our schedule of charges here.