Downpipe water coming out as spring in back yard

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hi,

I was flushing the downpipe using a lot of water when I noticed an underground spring in my backyard. I dug it up, about 30cm down the pipe just ends. Like its been clean cut.

Is this normal?

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No, it should go to a proper drain, or a soak away. Is this on the original build part of the house or an extension?
Its the downpipe from my garage that goes straight into the neighbors extensions foundation and ends dead at their foundation.

The neighbors garage and my garage were attached, they broke theirs down and rebuild an extension +5 meters. Now my garage is attached to their extension.
 
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Oops. If its a newish build (20 years), possible the developers used a shared soakaway or link to sewerage/surface drains for the garages, builders have cut it when doing founds for extension. Or developers never bothered with a soakaway & building control missed it.
Either way, you'll need to fix it (unless you can prove the first theory & even then it'll be cheaper to sort it than to get into a fight with the neighbours).
How much roof area is the thing draining?
 
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Oops. If its a newish build (20 years), possible the developers used a shared soakaway or link to sewerage/surface drains for the garages, builders have cut it when doing founds for extension. Or developers never bothered with a soakaway & building control missed it.
Either way, you'll need to fix it (unless you can prove the first theory & even then it'll be cheaper to sort it than to get into a fight with the neighbours).
How much roof area is the thing draining?

Just half a single garage. Ive lived here 6 years and never noticed it. But it is draining directly into the neighbors foundation so it would be in their interest to fix it.
 
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Just half a single garage. Ive lived here 6 years and never noticed it. But it is draining directly into the neighbors foundation so it would be in their interest to fix it.

If the water is coming off your Garage it is your responsibilty to stop it damaging your neighbours property .
 

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