Sewerage Maintenance


The Sewerage Maintenance scheme is intended for all contractors and water & sewerage company employees who work on the maintenance of drainage and sewers, undertaking tasks such as water jetting or CCTV investigation of blockages.

In October 2011 the ownership within England and Wales of private sewers and laterals transferred to the ten water and sewerage companies. The exception to this was pipework within a property boundary, connecting a single property to drains or laterals. This transfer ended a complex system which made it unclear where water company responsibilities started, and will allow the wastewater network to be managed more effectively. Further information about the transfer and its implications can be found on the Water UK website.

Energy & Utility Skills was approached to work with the water companies and representatives of drainage and sewerage contractors, both large and small, to look at the possibilities of a registration scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide contractors with a method of demonstrating to the water & sewerage companies the training and assessment they have received. The learning and assessment is aligned to national standards.

Training courses offered are:

How do I get an EUSR Sewerage Maintenance registration?

Registration for Sewerage Maintenance scheme is for a period of 3 years and based upon the completion of a vocational qualification or a suitable Endorsed Training Programme of learning and assessment.

Employers or Training Providers may submit their training programme against one or more categories, as they feel appropriate. Registration may therefore also be obtained in these categories by completing a suitable endorsed training programme.

Find Out More

If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please see our guidance for finding a training provider. If you have a training package that you would like to be included within this registration family please view our Endorsed Training Programme approval page.

An Endorsed Training Programme is a training programme that has been endorsed by Energy & Utility Skills as meeting its objectives. They are offered by private companies and any questions relating specifically to that training package should be directed to the appropriate provider.