Did you know that the sewerage charge you pay as part of your water rates includes the cost of removing and treating surface water. This is the water that falls on your roof or the hard paved surfaces of your property such as a driveway or patio.
The surface water is taken away via a surface water sewer or a combined sewer. If you are unsure whether you are connected to the public sewer, you can check where the rainwater from your gutters discharges. If there is a sewer nearby, you may find evidence of this, such as a heavy duty manhole cover. If this is the case, it is likely that surface water from your property drains directly to the sewer.
Apply for an allowance
If you can prove that the majority of the rainwater from your property doesn't drain to a public sewer you could be entitled to a reduction in your sewerage bill. To claim, you must prove that the majority of rainfall:from your roof or shared roof drains into a soakaway at the front and rear of your property from your garden, drive, patio or yard runs off into the ground.
For more information on how to apply click here
More news from Curry Rivel
In the early hours of the morning, Wednesday 10th January 2018, a Blowtorch Bandit attempted to rob the BP Garage/Post Office in Curry Rivel. The Bandit(s) did considerable damage to the door and attempted to raid the cigarette counter.Our Bungling Bandit(s) used a blowtorch, but came away with only three bottles of whiskey.If you have any information you should go to your nearest police...
So the SSDC Langport Community Support Office is gone, below is the response from the SSDC:'The Langport Community Office has now closed and the decision was taken by Councillors at the September Area North Committee meeting. The minutes of that particular item of the meeting and the decision taken can be found here -...
The Somerton U3A meeting, on Friday 26th Jan 2018, will be "Royal Naval Yarns from the Wardroom" by Commander J Holt.Monthly meetings take place on the fourth Friday of each month at the Edgar Community Hall, Somerton.10am start with coffee (30p) and chat. After any notices the main event begins at 10.30am and finishes by 12 noon...
Old School Room
Cocklemoor Car Park, Langport