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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:04 am 
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Need Immediate help.

During exacting a parking spot I came across a Sewerage Pipe (I didn't know this at the time) and removed a section of it.

Yorkshire water have recently been on site and accessed it and have said that a set of contractors are coming out fix the pipe- likely at my cost.

Do i legally have to use their contractors or can I get the pipe fixed by my own qualified plumber?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:37 am 
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could be completely wrong here buttttttt
its there pipe you broke it[possibly] its there choice to fix it as in you dont have a contract to fix it just to pay for repairs
they may choose to let you fix it but needs to be up to standard so would need an approved agent or an inspection :dunno: :dunno:
suspect its just easier for them to fix it
worth checking iff the drain is where it should be as in
to the correct depth where the plans say it should be and correctly protected iff required :dunno:

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Ive recently applied for altering a sewer pipe to build an orangery for a client.

That is with Thames water. I had to send drawings of existing, proposed with a specification. New manhole to made in brick, pipework has to be salt glazed clay not plastic and CCTV required on completion.

That is assuming it is an adopted sewer, not just a pipe feeding your own property -in which case you can fix it

If it comes across from a neighbouring property then is is owned by Yorkshire (sewers were adopted in 2011).
Because the water authorities only adopted sewers in 2011 they dont have a clue where most of them are. And there must be thousands that have been built over

I would as big-all says above, you cant just repair it!

If youve removed a section Im guessing the pipe is getting blocked so I guess it needs sorting quickly!


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