A drain is a pipe that takes foul effluent (including toilet, washing machine and sink waste) from your premises to the public sewer, usually via a private sewer. A private sewer is the drain that connects a property to other drains performing similar functions. A public sewer is generally considered to begin where two or more drains from separate premises meet. Public sewers are the responsibility of water companies Within West Lindsey there are two water companies. These are: Severn Trent Water — Telephone: 0800 7 834444 Anglian Water — Telephone: 0845 7 145145 To find out which company has responsibility please refer to your utility bill. Alternatively, you will be able to find details on the map on the Ofwat website showing water company boundaries. Useful links Anglian Water — Sewer responsibility Seven Trent Water — Sewer pipe responsibility Latest news Storm Babet: Funding applications open for businesses impacted in West Lindsey Council to consider all options following leave to appeal High Court judicial review decision on RAF Scampton Domestic Abuse services available across Lincolnshire More news Drainage and sewers Drainage Land drainage Septic tanks and other systems What are drains, private and public sewers? If my foul sewer becomes blocked what can be done to clear the blockage?