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Highway drainage

Highway drainage is water, which drains from any roads and footpaths into public drainage systems.

Most of you will have already been paying for highway drainage in your waste water charge, which we collect on behalf of Severn Trent Water, however to make the charges clear, it is now itemised on your bill.

Highway drainage is separate to surface water drainage:
  • The surface water drainage charge covers water, which drains from homes and private property into the sewers.
  • The highway drainage charge covers water that drains from the public roads into the sewers.
Important: If you are not connected to a public sewer (for example, if you have a septic tank), you won't be charged for highway drainage.

More about highway drainage

Find out more about the highway drainage charge on the Severn Trent website.