How do surface drains work?
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Surface water drainage occurs when rainwater falls on a property and drains away. Most rainwater falling on properties drains into public sewers owned by the ten water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Surface water drainage occurs when rainwater from your property drains into the sewer.
This is rainwater or melted snow that drains from your property’s roof, driveway, flooded pond, or garden into a drain or gullies. Travelling through the pipes, this surface water then enters into the public sewer or into your soak away where it will slowly percolate back into the soil, nourishing your garden.
Surface water drainage ensures that any rainwater which runs off your property’s roof or paved areas are drained away, to prevent flooding. Surface water is collected in drains and gullies to flow either into the public sewer system or a soakaway.