Why do I pay for surface water drainage?

Part of your water bill pays for us to take away the rainwater that falls onto your home – including your roof, your driveway, your path - and also the public highway. You’ll find this charge itemised on your bill, under the heading 'Rainwater removal'.

Some properties, however, will drain their rainwater directly into a brook, stream or a soak-away, without the rainwater ever entering our sewer system. If your home fits this description, you could qualify for a reduction in your bill.

You can find out more about surface water drainage here.