Drainage can be a serious matter and improperly done drainage can cause serious problems to both property and health. Drainage work is taken very seriously in New Zealand and all work must follow the Land Drainage Act 1908.
What is the Land Drainage Act? The Drainage Act has been set in place to make clear what is and isn’t allowed to be done with drainage work in New Zealand. It goes into detail about all aspects of drainage, including who is responsible for what and how things need to be done.
If you are planning drainage work, you need to be aware of what the Act requires in order for your drainage system to comply. The best way to do this is to find a drainage expert who knows what needs to be done. They can advise you on the best way to accomplish what you want to achieve while making your system compliant.
What happens if your drainage is not compliant?
First and foremost, your drainage could be unsafe and could cause health concerns and property damage if something was to go wrong. There have been many horror stories of non compliant drainage causing serious problems to properties, land, even people’s health. Because you are dealing with hazardous waste in some drainage, it can be a serious issue.
Another factor is that non compliant drainage will not be covered by insurance, should some disaster strike. If you end up with damage to your property as a result of uncompliant drainage work, don’t expect your insurance company to pay for the repairs. You could also face fines depending on the situation.
How can you make sure all your drainage work is compliant?
When undertaking any drainage work, always make sure that your work is done by a qualified drainlayer who has experience and has shown that they know what they are doing. A competent drainlayer will always ensure that their work meets all standards and meets all legal requirements.
We at Drainage NZ can help you with all drainage work. When you call us, you can be sure you are getting drainage experts who will ensure all work is done to meet all requirements and is done to the highest possible standard. Call us today for your drainage needs!