Wessex Water have a large presence in Bristol and Bath and own most of the public drains in the local area. If you are aware of a public drain on your property this will need to be located and surveyed before any construction works begin. If you are unsure of a public drain on your property Davies Architectural Services have a close working relationship with Wessex Water through previous applications, therefore will liaise with their Developer Services to investigate any drainage on your land.
If located a drainage application will need to be completed and issued to gain approval to build near (3m or less) or over a public drain. The application needs to contain existing and proposed plans, including details on how the drainage is to be protected. Davies Architectural Services offers this service including liaising with Wessex Water directly when dealing with the application and queries.