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Drainage & Water Search (Regulated) 3-7 working days


A key report in residential and commercial transactions and is an essential part of the conveyancing process. It is imperative that you are able to understand: 

  • Your liability for the maintenance of drainage & water pipes?
  • Whether the property is connected to the public sewer?
  • How close the property is to the public sewer?


Key features

  • Added insurance policy to cover against unavailable data
  • Clear, uniform design
  • New summary page, for ease of interpretation
  • Backed by £10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance


The report consists of two main sections: Drainage Enquiries and Water Enquiries.


Drainage Enquiries

  • Confirmation of sewerage undertaker Extract of public sewer map
  • Surface water connection
  • Adoption status
  • Drainage assets within boundary
  • Distance of public sewer to any building within the property
  • Foul Sewer Connection


Water Enquiries

  • Confirmation of water undertaker Map of waterworks
  • Mains water connection Adoption status
  • Water assets within boundary


The addition of insurance, from Stewart Title Ltd, means thid search is now an even more comprehensive alternative to the CON29DW.

The following questions will be insured:

  • Q2.4.1: Does the public sewer map indicate any pumping station or any other ancillary apparatus within the boundaries of the property?
  • Q2.5.1: Does the public sewer map indicate any public pumping station or any other ancillary apparatus within 50 meters of any buildings within the property?
  • Q2.8: Is the building which is or forms part of the property, at risk of internal folding due to overloaded public sewers?
  • Q2.9: Please state the distance from the property to the nearest boundary of the nearest sewage treatment works?
  • Q3.4: Is the property at risk of receiving low water pressure or flow?
  • Q4.5: Will the basis for charging for sewerage and water services at the property change as a consequence of a change of occupation?


This search is backed by a comprehensive PI policy, which will safeguard solicitors against any mistakes that may originate from water company datasets. It will also extend the same protection against the unlikely event of errors and omissions by OneSearch Direct (our supplier). Security is further strengthened with the inclusion of 6 years run-off cover, which ensures that any relevant claims are still honoured.



Should any order containing a Regulated DW search fall within the boundary of a private water company, we will contact you in advance of progressing your order to advise of the additional costs and provide alternative DW products where possible.


Table of potential additional costs by private water company:


Water AuthorityAdditional Cost
CON29DW Albion Water   
CON29DW ICOSA Water    
CON29DW Independent water Networks   
CON29DW Leep Networks (Water) Ltd   
CON29DW Veolia Water   


Watch the video about these reports HERE


Download a Sample Report (PCCB Compliance on page 8) HERE


Drainage & Water Search (Regulated) 3-7 working days


PLEASE ensure that when placing an order, you have provided us with accurate information about the property. Once a report has been ordered it cannot be amended and cannot be refunded. Orders will be processed soon after payment is received. IF you have made an error, contact us with updated information prior to completing your checkout to avoid us processing orders that may contain errors.

For your peace of mind our pack products provide industry expected levels of insurance and are compliant with all regulating bodies and codes of conduct.:

Our Local Authority Search is protected by Professional Indemnity Insurance arranged by Travelers Insurance Co Ltd, the limit of which is £10,000,000. This indemnity also provides cover for errors and omissions in local authority and water company data/records which are used to compile our search reports. The search further benefits from 6 years run-off cover.

Our Drainage & Water Reports come with a £2 Million indemnity insurance from 'stewart title'

The Airchecker Report comes with a PI cover of £2million

The Ground Report comes with £1 million of indemnity cover in the aggregate in respect of any one Property.

The Homecheck Pro Report is backed by £10 million professional indemnity insurance.

The Groundsure Homebuyers Environmental report comes with Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance. Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers/tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

The Envirosearch Residential Report comes with: a Radon screen- Insurability statement,  PI cover of £10million, Free ‘Further Action’ risk re-review service and £150,000 Contaminated Land excess free remediation contribution

The Homecheck Flood Report comes with a Consultant assessment on high risk sites, Clear next steps, £10m PI cover of £10million, Insurability statement, is Law Society compliant, FloodRe eligibility indicator

Our No Search Chancel Repair Insurance Policy provides up to £500,000 of Indemnity Insurance per property.

Argyll Energy & Infrastructure report comes with a Professional Indemnity Cover of £10million (terms apply)

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