A new law that came in to affect recently in England and Wales means that property owners will no longer be responsible for all the drains on their property. Instead some will become the responsibility of the local water company.
"Under the recent law, householders were responsible for most of the pipes that run through their property - even those that they may not know exist under the ground outside their house!"
As of October 1st the laws changed for some private land depending upon the layout of your drainage system. Not only easing the burden of responsibility, having the water companies manage maintenance could ease the burden of costly repairs.
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