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    Can water from Roof >>EVER<< be allowed to run into Sewer ?, New Build , Brisbane

    Paying close attention to a large reno/ extension next door on a small lot.

    It looks like (part of the ) roof water may be going to be routed into the sewer, ( ie not complete roof water )

    There is a S bend , Or more correctly to me (non plumber) a 360 circle in pipe , this 360 pipe circle has now been buried beneath the ground and will soon be concreted over.

    Then builders are still to do the slab, so it will be sometime before what is connected to this pipe , is actually connected , in my expectation. )

    This pipe with S bend which strongly appears to be connected to the sewer - is at the back of the block.

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    Check the local council and water utility provider websites for location specific information.

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    More likely its a sewer vent. Sometimes required to be above roofline for smell.
    Unless you are privy to the reno plans, extra toilet etc?

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    Stormwater entering sewers is a major cause of treatment system overload and consequently public health standards being breached as untreated waste water is released. I have heard that injecting smoke into the sewer system is sometimes used as a means to detect illegal stormwater connections or other breaches of the sewer system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulX View Post
    Can water from Roof >>EVER<< be allowed to run into Sewer ?, New Build , Brisbane

    Paying close attention to a large reno/ extension next door on a small lot.

    It looks like (part of the ) roof water may be going to be routed into the sewer, ( ie not complete roof water )

    There is a S bend , Or more correctly to me (non plumber) a 360 circle in pipe , this 360 pipe circle has now been buried beneath the ground and will soon be concreted over.

    Then builders are still to do the slab, so it will be sometime before what is connected to this pipe , is actually connected , in my expectation. )

    This pipe with S bend which strongly appears to be connected to the sewer - is at the back of the block.
    No
    Substantial fines apply

    Could be first flush diverter before tank install
    Could be trap before connection to storm sewer to stop storm sewer gases rising up downpipes and rusting gutters
    Could be connection to soakage pit

    Might not even be storm drains, may be sanitary sewer drains
    Without a pic we might as well throw darts at a board of answers because anything is a guess

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