As a homeowner, you’re responsible for the pipework up to the boundary of your property. This includes:
• The pipe that connects your home to the main water supply pipe.
• All water shutoff valves on your property (inside and outside)
• All of your home’s plumbing
If your water supply pipe passes through someone else’s property, it remains your responsibility. It is your responsibility if any of these pipes break or if you have poor plumbing in your house. Check to see whether your plumbing is covered by your home insurance or under another policy, before calling a plumber.
If a blockage occurs in a drainage pipe or sewer, responsibility for repairing it is determined by where the problem is located.
Homeowners are responsible for:
• All of the pipes inside of the property. Toilets, sink drains, and any exterior guttering or pipes connected to the property.
• The portion of underground pipe that reaches a shared pipe or public sewer.