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#115891 10-Apr-2013 19:54
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Ok so the topic is hardly exciting, but I've just been told by a builder who's building a house on the neighboring property that he's going to block a drainpipe which is discharging water onto their property, which could cause my house to flood...

Who do I need to speak to to find the plans which show were the waste water and storm water goes as it's not displayed in my LIM report , and the same report clearly says my house has waste water, , storm water, sewerage etc etc present. It's not obviously to see physically as my driveway etc is all paved.

Is there someone I can call to come out and investigate?

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  #797367 10-Apr-2013 20:01
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You need to speak to the Council.




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  #797384 10-Apr-2013 20:26
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How old is your house? Ours is 1950s and there is no information held by our local council on where the storm water pipes run.

Newer houses have much more detail recorded.




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  #797398 10-Apr-2013 20:58
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insane: Ok so the topic is hardly exciting, but I've just been told by a builder who's building a house on the neighboring property that he's going to block a drainpipe which is discharging water onto their property, which could cause my house to flood...


A pipe discharging onto their property sounds more like a drain coil behind a retaining wall or basement wall that hasn't been connected to the council stormwater. That's a different issue to a pipe leading to a council service but crossing someone else's property without an easement.

If you are collecting water you can't get rid of it by directing it across a boundary so you should probably talk to a drainlayer about connecting to your stormwater.

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  #797479 10-Apr-2013 22:38
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Where are you? Auckland Council web site has a property information viewer which shows where council pipes run, and even if the council does not have your property drainage plan you can still see where your house connects to the council pipe. It was useful for our project where the council had lost the plans 40 years ago in a fire and there were never alterations/extensions done so they had no info other than the size.




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  #798129 11-Apr-2013 22:24
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If you are collecting water you can't get rid of it by directing it across a boundary so you should probably talk to a drainlayer about connecting to your stormwater.


Another (maybe expensive) option might be to negotiate an easement with your neighbour to connect into their stormwater system, once they build it.

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