Transfer of Private to Public Pumping Stations
On 1 October 2016 we became responsible for private pumping stations in Yorkshire that meet the eligibility criteria of the Private to Public Transfer Legislation (2011).
The pumping stations help pump waste from properties to the nearest sewage treatment works. They could be located in back gardens or on land next to domestic properties and businesses. Normally, only the steel access covers and green kiosks are visible, which contain the electrical control equipment for the pumps.
If you would like a private pumping station to be considered for adoption under the transfer legislation or would like further information, please contact us.
We will initially undertake a desk top study of the information provided. If we need to gather further information, we will arrange a site visit and complete a comprehensive survey of the asset. You will then be informed in writing whether the pump station meets the transfer criteria. If the pump station meets the criteria for transfer, Yorkshire Water will take ownership of the asset and manage the future operation and maintenance of it. If the pump station does not meet the criteria for transfer, the pump station will remain in private ownership.