Work with you to ensure that your development can progress while ensuring that your property and our sewers are protected. For work in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, please email email@example.com. For more detailed information on the construction of public sewers, please see this page on the Severn Trent Water website The transfer of private sewers has been generally beneficial for both public companies and water companies. It cleared the public of responsibility for sewers and put them in the exclusive hands of water companies, which are much better equipped to maintain the canal network. While confusion persists when it comes to issues such as sewer construction, there is no doubt that in the end, homeowners are better protected than against transmission.