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# 248503 28-Mar-2019 19:06
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While digging a trench in my front yard to install some wooden edging, I've located this piece of underground pipe.


I knew there was a sewer pipe in the nearby vicinity as marked on my LIM but I've already located part of that and it's about 1.5m away from the one pictured and runs parallel.


The pictured pipe is empty and appears dry inside. It seems a bit odd there's the gap of about 6mm between the two sections shown. My property is moderately sloped and there's a sump about 10m away from this pipe which drains into a nearby stream so I'm wondering if the pipe and the sump are related...could the pipe be part of a [storm water] drainage system?


The ceramic is in very good condition and was covered with polythene sheeting so doesn't appear to be particularly old.


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  # 2206547 28-Mar-2019 19:18
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That is a Field Tile Drain. They were often used as stormwater drains. (my late 1960s house had them for its original stormwater drains). And they were also used as part of septic tank soakage fields.

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  # 2206594 28-Mar-2019 19:41
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Excellent - thanks. I was hoping you would see this post as I was sure you'd know :-)


I take it then that I needn't be bothered about the gap but just make sure there's a good surrounding of stones then gravel to stop too much soil leaching into the pipe?


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  # 2206611 28-Mar-2019 20:00
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I have one for storm water / drainage, which I think goes down a nearby bank. House is probably 60+ years old.

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