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can I access drawings for sewers in a housing estate

  • 29-04-2021 5:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,748 ✭✭✭ NickNickleby


    Greetings,

    Quick one. Viewing a house. Asked agent if there are any manhole covers under the decking in the back garden. He doesn't know. Is there an online repository of drawing for estates built since the 90's, where one might see the sewer lines and manholes?

    If there's a hidden manhole cover, it might well make the difference between buying or not, given experiences (my own and relatives) of same.

    Thanks!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 720 ✭✭✭ Ronney


    Is the deck right up to the back of the house? House Terrace/semi/detached?

    Have a look over the walls (or possibly google maps) if the houses next-door are similar might tell you something.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭ Goldengirl


    Greetings,

    Quick one. Viewing a house. Asked agent if there are any manhole covers under the decking in the back garden. He doesn't know. Is there an online repository of drawing for estates built since the 90's, where one might see the sewer lines and manholes?

    If there's a hidden manhole cover, it might well make the difference between buying or not, given experiences (my own and relatives) of same.

    Thanks!

    You can get copies of drainage from the local council planning department drainage section .
    We got copies prior to getting drawings done for planning in the past .


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,290 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Goldengirl wrote: »


    You can get copies of drainage from the local council planning department drainage section .
    We got copies prior to getting drawings done for planning in the past .

    Worth bearing in mind that planning drainage and constructed drainage are not the same thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,748 ✭✭✭ NickNickleby


    Thanks everyone for your pointers. And to the person who PM'ed me with their own experience.

    Cheers


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