How do we check water leak?

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socks_uk
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Our street is on a gradient hill and there is a puddle of water (even though we've had no rain) coming from the flower bed at the side of the driveway from the higher side.
How can we find out if the water is coming from our pipework or nextdoor's pipework?
We're in a semi-detached bungalow and the unattached bungalow nextdoor is about 10 inches higher than ours.  We will obviously have to pay for work if it is our pipes but don't want to pay if it's nextdoor's leak.  Or are we both liable?
Thanks in advance!
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  • NSG666
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    socks_uk said:
    Our street is on a gradient hill and there is a puddle of water (even though we've had no rain) coming from the flower bed at the side of the driveway from the higher side.
    How can we find out if the water is coming from our pipework or nextdoor's pipework?
    We're in a semi-detached bungalow and the unattached bungalow nextdoor is about 10 inches higher than ours.  We will obviously have to pay for work if it is our pipes but don't want to pay if it's nextdoor's leak.  Or are we both liable?
    Thanks in advance!
    Do you think it's coming from the water pipe supplying your / their house? If so then have a look at your water company's web site as with Yorkshire Water (where I live) they will do one free repair (I think) every 3 years. They will do this if the problem lies anywhere between the boundary of your land to where it disappears under any part of your house.
    Sorry I can't think of anything profound, clever or witty to write here.
  • socks_uk
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    NSG666 said:
    socks_uk said:
    Our street is on a gradient hill and there is a puddle of water (even though we've had no rain) coming from the flower bed at the side of the driveway from the higher side.
    How can we find out if the water is coming from our pipework or nextdoor's pipework?
    We're in a semi-detached bungalow and the unattached bungalow nextdoor is about 10 inches higher than ours.  We will obviously have to pay for work if it is our pipes but don't want to pay if it's nextdoor's leak.  Or are we both liable?
    Thanks in advance!
    Do you think it's coming from the water pipe supplying your / their house? If so then have a look at your water company's web site as with Yorkshire Water (where I live) they will do one free repair (I think) every 3 years. They will do this if the problem lies anywhere between the boundary of your land to where it disappears under any part of your house.
    We're with Anglian water so I'll have a look on their website.
    I really can't tell.  The first time I saw it I looked over the garden fence to see if they had been watering their garden.
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  • NSG666
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    socks_uk said:
    We're with Anglian water so I'll have a look on their website.
    I really can't tell.  The first time I saw it I looked over the garden fence to see if they had been watering their garden.
    Hopefully you've queried it with them just in case? You might feel a pratt if you call out the water co and it was just your neighbours leaky watering can  :D
    Sorry I can't think of anything profound, clever or witty to write here.
  • socks_uk
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    I must go over and talk to them. 
    I've not been out for a few days so I must go over.
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    Do contact your water company. We did this once when we had a leak, just for advice, and they asked us to call back once we fixed it. We did and they gave us a rebate on our bill. Quite a stunningly large rebate. It is definitely worth a call to them. 
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