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    Can I connect my guttering to my sewer system?

    Drainage Specialists

    Is it possible to connect the guttering runaway to the house’s sewer system? And is this still legal to have this changed?
    Currently we have a soakaway area with a hole that this gutter leads to, but this is getting blocked up regularly now.
    This is an old house which has a combined sewer system which has another set of gutters which do connect to the sewer system.

    Asked by Sharon on 6th Mar 2019
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    Westfield Plumbing Plc

    Yes, you can do this – combined sewer systems are made for house drainage and rainwater.
    If you have any other concerns, you can always seek advice from a local building control officer, who can inspect your property if need be.
    For your soakaway hole blockage issue, you can try and dislodge any blockages with a spade, rod or pressure washer.
    This may be a simpler solution than having your guttering rerouted and one that cost nothing to tryout first!
    I hope this helps! "

    Answered on 6th Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "If you 100% know that your sewer system is registered as combined then it will be fine. Just bare in mind the quantity of water that will be added. This is important if you have ever had a blocked sewer before."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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