The property owner is responsible for any blockages or problems in the plumbing systems from the sewer connection point up to and including drains and pipes in, under, and around your home. The local council or wastewater authority is responsible for the water meter, pipes, and drains leading away from the property. They take care of unclogging the main sewer line if problems arise. They also cover the stormwater network from your property boundary.
The Blockage Is Likely To Be In Sydney Water’s Pipes If:
- The overflow is visible beyond your property boundary, e.g. From a manhole located on public land
- Your neighbours are experiencing the same problem
- There is widespread flooding in your local area
- You’re experiencing a continuous overflow and you’re not currently using water on your property.
To find out more about blocked drains and who is responsible you can visit the blocked drains page here.