Covering a manhole cover with a container

Are you thinking about putting a 20ft Storage Container over a manhole cover on your land but aren't sure if it's allowed?

First, let's talk about who's responsible for the manhole on your property.

Suppose the manhole is outside your property's boundary or shared with another household. In that case, it's the job of the sewage service provider to look after it.

So it would be best if you did not cover it. Now, if the manhole is inside your property and not shared with anyone else, it's your responsibility.

If your house was built before 1937, the council is responsible for maintaining the manholes. Still, they can ask you to pay for any repairs.

If your house was built after 1937, it's up to you to keep the manhole in good working order. So, can you put a 20ft Storage Container over a manhole cover on your land?

The answer is... it depends. If the manhole is your responsibility, you may be able to put a Storage Container over it.

But if it's the responsibility of the council or a utility provider, you'll need to check with them first.

To be safe, it's always a good idea to get in touch with your local council and ask them about the rules and regulations regarding manholes and storage containers. They'll be able to give you all the information you need and help you make an informed decision.

So there you have it! We hope this has been helpful and cleared up any confusion you may have had about putting a 20ft Storage Container over a manhole cover on your land. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with your local council.

They'll be happy to help!

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