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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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    Kam drainage solutions

    "Hi yes it’s fine to connect up to original system as long as it’s a combined system. Thanks, keith"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "yes you would be able too connect on to that system"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report

    "You can as long as it’s a combined system or a storm line you can not connect into a foul line
    Many thanks"

    Answered on 16th Aug 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Bosworth group

    "Hi you would require a permit from your water company to do this"

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    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
    unblock my drain

    "If your property is using a Cesspit system, then transferring rainwater will fill your pool is far quicker... meaning that you will need to have your Cesspit emptied more regularly, costing around £100 each time.
    With the amount of rainfall that we've had over this winter, the soakaway systems aren't working properly, due to the sodden ground. Adding rainwater to the cesspit will only cause you problems and cost you more money.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 14th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Robinson ground works & paving

    "If the house is old and has a combined system that is already plumbed in to the gutter system I see no issue. If the soakaway was part of planning, ie water attenuation then you would need a new soakaway or some other water attenuation solution.
    Kind regards,

    Answered on 16th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Pks Groundworks

    "Hi, no you can’t. Drainage and storm water are 2 different lines. If you got a soak away I would re dig it out and then line it with with liner and then infill with hard wrapping the liner over the top and then back fill saves any dirt being washed threw in to the soak away which will then fill up with muck and stop working. Hope that helps,"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    MGP Drainage and Plumbing Ltd

    "yes, you can put rain water in the sewage but not the other way around"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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