This includes working directly on our network, or indirectly on a private drain.
You will need to submit a sewer connection application. For further information please refer to the guidance document below.
For direct connections
You can choose to use one of our framework contractors to make the connection, or you can choose to use your own qualified contractor.
If you choose to use your own contractor, they will need to meet certain criteria and need approval from us, before they have permission to work on our network.
Your contractor must provide the documents specified in the application form. We will also need to carry out a site inspection.
Private drain connections
You can use your own contractor to make the connection without our approval or inspection, because the works are being carried out on a private asset.
You and/or your contractor must not complete any work on the public sewer without prior agreement from Northumbrian Water.
Once we receive a complete application, we will respond within 21 days.
If you tick the option for a lateral drain adoption on the application form, we'll tell you if your drain can be adopted.