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EXGOLFER
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soakaways

Post by EXGOLFER » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:01 pm

my neighbour has their washing machine emptying into a guttering soakaway is this legal?

despair
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Re: soakaways

Post by despair » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:46 pm

it sure wont do any plants near it much good

luggsey
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Re: soakaways

Post by luggsey » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:11 pm

No this is considered 'grey water' and is not to be discharged into a water course.
It may be a 'grey area' if this water goes into a soakaway pit, ask enviromental health from the LA to have a look, also the building control department. They both have statuatory powers to sort this out.

EXGOLFER
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Re: soakaways

Post by EXGOLFER » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Thanks for the replys people, I will have to sort this out soon as not only is it bad for any plants etc. but smells so bad at times

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