Help! What can I do

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by balwoges, 19th Mar, 2020.

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  1. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    My next door neighbour has had an overflowing drain for a couple of weeks, at times the pool of stinky water is 15cms deep. I have asked him to have it fixed, but to no avail. I have just walked into my bedroom and have to shut the window because of the stench, just what I need on this warm no wind night.
    Our side paths are adjacent and the drain is on the front corner of his home, he wont spend a penny on his property.
    What can I do?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It's a health issue, pass it on to the council's health inspector.

    They would be obliged to maintain the septic in good working order. If it's a sewer, then the council or authority will investigate.
     
  3. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply and advice, have logged a complaint with Council's Health Dept, however it can take up to 6 weeks before a resolution is reached .... :eek:
    I just hope the cooler weather arrives so closed windows dont matter.
     
  4. Tonibell

    Tonibell Well-Known Member

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    Put in some pool chlorine while you wait.
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Call a local plumber and request a quote on their behalf. Let them come out. However you remain anonymous ;)

    Or call water authority and play dum and says there's a leaky pipe at your neighbours

    A few door knocks might push them along
     
  6. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Notice served on my next door neighbour 4.30pm by Lake Mac Council ... :D
     
  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like stirring the pot.
     
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    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    grey or black ?

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