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Mains sewer running straight along our footing.

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At work another team have just started a new extension. 

 

The customers went through all the correct planning procedures and it showed the mains sewer running along the public path next to their boundary.

 

This meant the utility company wanted a bridging agreement because we were close to it. Which they got. 

 

We start digging and the 6" main is running almost all the way along the center of our trench. 

 

So my question is what can the customer do?

It will cost a fair sum to get over the problem structurally (big steels, engineers fees, labour) 

 

If the utility company had mapped things properly they probably would have rethought things at the planning stage. 

Is there anyway they could ask the utility to move the pipe off their land? 

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2 minutes ago, Construction Channel said:

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If the utility company had mapped things properly they probably would have rethought things at the planning stage. 

Is there anyway they could ask the utility to move the pipe off their land? 

 

Whats wrong with trying?

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3 minutes ago, AnonymousBosch said:

 

Whats wrong with trying?

 

I think that's their current hope. Plan at the end of today was to contact the utility for an inspection and speak to their legal friends. 

 

Just thought I'd throw it out here to see if anyone else had been through similar. 

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Doesn't this come down to "is there a wayleave"?

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