Peaches is up to her knees in – well, I’m hoping it’s water…
“Just wondering if any other Ashburnham Triangle residents are having problems with their drains at the moment? We’ve heard of at least two other people living near The Guildford pub who have had blockages over the past week or so. Thames Water claimed ours was a local blockage rather than on the mains system but this seems to be very coincidental if it is.
Also anyone know how you work out whose responsibility it is to pay for damage?
Thames Water’s website seems to imply that houses built when ours was (c1840) have public rather than private sewers, yet we were charged for the repairs they carried out and are therefore also presumably liable for the damage…?”
The Phantom replies;
I’m sure someone will tell you if you’re not alone with the blockages. There’s been an awful lot of rainwater slooshing through those drains this season, and with everyone paving over every inch of land they own these days, there’s nowhere for surface water to go, which makes the drains work even harder. If memory serves, and I’m a bit rusty on this, Thames Water is responsible for getting water to and from your property but once on your land, it’s your issue. I’m sure someone who actually knows will now shoot me down in flames…