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Drain and Sewer Chokes or Faults

As towns grew, so did the problem of getting rid of waste water, which caused disease. Britain developed sewer systems from Victorian times to safely dispose of waste water. Sometimes, however, they don't work because of blockages, damage or maintenance problems.

Environmental Health (in conjunction with Scottish Water) will help get these sorted out.

However, not all drains and sewers are the responsibility of Scottish Water. This is explained in  pdf icon A guide to drains and sewers [1Mb]. If this is the case, it will be the responsibility of the owner of the land, homes or businesses concerned. If no action is taken to resolve serious problems, Environmental Health may take enforcement action to ensure repairs are done.