Combined sanitary drains

What is a combined sanitary drain?

A combined sanitary drain is a shared private house drain that is not owned by Council or Queensland Urban Utilities and serves two or more properties. The first property on the combined sanitary drain will have the sewer connection with a private drain running through neighbouring properties.

Who is responsible for maintenance?

The ongoing maintenance of a combined sanitary drain is the responsibility of the owners of the properties served by the drain.  Each owner must ensure that the section of the combined sanitary drain located within the boundaries of their property complies with the requirements of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, clause 128G, and is kept in good condition and operating properly. Any defects that occur in the combined sanitary drain must be rectified by the owner of the property that contains the defective section of drain.

01 June 2018