Who's responsible for a drain?

There's a drain that runs across the bottom of my garden and I think it's blocked. How do I know if it's mine or the water company's responsibility?

Asked by Joyce on 8th Oct 2022
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"You are responsible for the drainage in your garden"
Answered on 10th Oct 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Hi , if shared sewer water boards responsibility no mater where it is"
Answered on 11th Oct 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"If you are the first property on the line it is yours until the boundary then becomes water companies asset. If there is another property upstream of you its the water companies. Ring them and they'll be able to tell you who's it is"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"Hi Joyce, if the drain runs through your land 9 times out of 10 it's your responsibility. Contact your water provider to double check. Hope that helps."
Answered on 9th Oct 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"It is home owners responsibility until someone else joins the run and from that point it becomes responsibility of your local authority"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"Depends if they are on private property or not if it’s private it’s up to the land owner if not it’s up to the local councils"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"No it’s yours as on your property in your boundary your problem unless shared drainage with neighbours then thames water"
Answered on 13th Jan 2023 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Anything on your property that’s 110mnm is yours is if it goes into a 6 inch main line is water boards"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
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