Question: Is a culvert a sewer?

is that sewer is a pipe or system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage or sewer can be a servant attending at a meal, responsible for seating arrangements, serving dishes etc or sewer can be one who sews while culvert is a transverse channel under a road or railway for the draining of water.

Is a culvert a drain?

Culverts can be used as cross-drains and also to relieve ditches on the roadside, in which culvert pipes are used to drain the water, but mainly culvert drainage pipes allow for passage of water under a road at natural streams.

Who is responsible for a culvert under a road?

owner These culverts generally remain the responsibility of the owner. The County Council maintains an inventory of culverts in or under the public highway, together with ownership details. The owners of land next to a highway have a legal responsibility to maintain ditches to prevent them causing a nuisance to road users.

Who is responsible for clearing ditches?

Common Law imposes a duty on the owner of land adjoining a highway to maintain these ditches that provide natural drainage for both the land and highway. In the majority of cases the responsibility for ditch maintenance rests with the adjacent landowner.

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