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Hi does anyone know who is responsible for the drains directly outside a privately owned house? we have water coming into our cellar but only when it rains. It is travelling from the back of the house, under the kitchen floor where there is a small cellar and into the main cellar at the front of the house. Fairly sure this is from a cracked drain? are Yorkshire Water responsible for this? they do come and check the communal drain in our yard occassionally but not onto our property. We are in a group of 4 terrace houses and have a private garden. Access to the drain would be under some tarmac. Any ideas?knowlege regarding this? many thanks

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Hi does anyone know who is responsible for the drains directly outside a privately owned house? we have water coming into our cellar but only when it rains. It is travelling from the back of the house, under the kitchen floor where there is a small cellar and into the main cellar at the front of the house. Fairly sure this is from a cracked drain? are Yorkshire Water responsible for this? they do come and check the communal drain in our yard occassionally but not onto our property. We are in a group of 4 terrace houses and have a private garden. Access to the drain would be under some tarmac. Any ideas?knowlege regarding this? many thanks

 

Unless you know it from a cracked drain, you are just guessing.

 

A friend had a flooded cellar which he believed was from an underground stream, the stream carried on underground, to low ground, at the local train station.

 

Is the drain in public ground, in which case it would be the responsibility of the local water authority.

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If the drain is on your property then it is your drain .

Over the boundary then it is the water board or council who are responsible.

If you are a tenant then it is the landlords responsibility.

Edited by samssong

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If it's a shared drain, it might actually be Yorkshire Waters responsibility.

http://www.unitedutilities.com/sewers-and-drains-explained.aspx

 

(Yorkshire Water have a very similar diagram, but it's a pdf which I can't link to at the moment)

 

That will be this one then; https://www.yorkshirewater.com/sites/default/files/24338%20Code%20of%20Practice%20Leaflets%202015_Whose%20Pipe%20Web.pdf

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hmm couldn't it just be a soak away rather than a proper drain, on one side of my house the gutters drain into it rather than a proper drain.

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The first step in my opinion, would be to buy a tub of drain tracing dye. Test 1 gulley at a time, giving each one time to seep through (maybe a couple of days) before testing the next one.

 

 

 

 

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