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we had a seware leak on our land from a disuesd pipe pooring

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we had a seware leak on our land from a disuesd pipe pooring neat sewage onto our land
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

there is a train line that runs along our land, neat sewage was pooring down the embankment onto our land, southern water after about 4 weeks found the leak was from a dissused pipe so was not there fault.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Ok.

So what would you like to know about this?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


we lost a pregnent mare and 2 foals, the vets said it was more than lickly that the mare had kidney failer and a foal was born with defects and the other was stillborn due to the sewage but like every thing we cannot prove it. we spent a small fortune on had food as we could not take a chance on lossing any more, the man hours put in was astronomical and food etc, for 3 months untill we where told it is safe to use our land again, the department for the enviroment was not interested as long as the sewage was not going into a stream.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Ok. So what is your question about this?

I understand the facts. What is your question?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

are southern water liable? if so what can we do about it?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
I presume that Southern Water are saying they do not maintain the pipe and never have done?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


southern water said that as the pipe is dissused it is not there problem, but one of there workers ( clancy docwra ) said it is.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Is it under their control?