Each company in the water sector has its own construction policy above or near public sewers. For Severn Trent Water, if a homeowner wants to build in the immediate vicinity of an existing public sewer, they will have gone through one of two processes. Until the late 1990s, they reportedly entered into a construction agreement with Severn Trent Water defining both their rights and those of the water company. For more detailed information on the construction of public sewers, please see this page on the Severn Trent Water website For works in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All companies in the water sector have legal rights to access public sewers located on private land. These include sewers located below or near a property. Without Severn Trent`s formal permission, they could find themselves in a situation where they have legally carried out development work on their land, but do not have guaranteed protection in the event of a problem. . . .