Process of Voluntary adoption
254.Paragraph 24 sets out what happens where the duty of adoption does not apply to a drainage system, but the Approving Body nonetheless decides to adopt it. When doing so it must notify the relevant sewerage undertaker and anyone who owns land on which the drainage system is located or from which the drainage system will drain water. The notification must specify the extent of the drainage system which is being adopted.
255.The Approving Body must also include the drainage system in the local authority register which is established under Part 1 of the Act, and designate any parts of the drainage systems which are on third party land and which are eligible to be designated under Schedule 1 of the Act.
256.The Minister can make regulations about the timing and manner in which notification, registration and designation are carried out. Any such regulations will be subject to the negative resolution procedure.