Hi everyone, Just want to ask if anyone has knowledge about drainage pipes. Council has requested me to remove the illegal pipes (attached) that were installed by the previous owner. The pipes run along the side fence and the pool's edge towards the backyard. Half of the backyard is paved, the other half is soil. Apparently, the rear house owner has complained that the water has been directed to their property and reported to council. I am still waiting for a quote for the work, the handy man said it's a big job, as he will need the right tool such as diamond blade to cut the pipes out and to ensure the cutting does not damage the fence and the pool. The land is slightly slope down towards the rear. So my questions are: - Can I apply to have the pipes installed now, so I won't need to remove them if they're approved? I have asked the council lady and she said's it's unlikely that it will be approved. - What will happen to the stormwater after the pipes are removed? whether there was a problem with the stormwater flow originally that's why the previous owner had put the pipes in to direct water away. - What are the rules to install pipes like that for stormwater? Thanks in advance for the advice and information.