About time! A $3,000 bill from the plumber, a $200 repay from the Water Board. It was their pipes that cased the problem!!! Stuffed up with FLUSHABLE WIPES.
My problem started with lots of gurgling in my pipes, then the sinks and loos started to throw stuff back - yes throw stuff back to the sinks and loos. Thinking I HAD A BLOCKAGE I called a well known plumbing company. By the way they were spot on with finding the problem. I HAVE USED FLUSHABLE WIPES BUT NEVER PUT THEM IN THE TOILET, THEY ALWAYS WENT IN THE BIN! So it wasn’t me.
After digging up all my brick paving in my back garden to get to the pipes they discovered the whole streets’ sewerage had started to back up into my place due to a Flushable wipes blockage, along with surgical latex gloves and other stupid things some people think can go down the loo? Because my plumbing was older than the rest in the street I did not have a valve to stop this. The blockage actually was on my neighbor’s part of the sewerage pipe but because I didn’t have the shut off valve and they did, it all backed up to my pipes, hope that makes sense?
The Water Corporation WA called and verified the blockage being Flushable Wipes. I then requested a map of the sewerage line -.I can tell you by this stage I wanted to begin a witch hunt on the possible 10 offending properties. I didn’t, however.
I phoned the local council (Mosman Park WA) and The Water Corporation WA suggesting they warned people about the damaging results Flushable Wipes have on poor unsuspecting people. Deaf ears until now it appears. Lets hope they will listen thanks to your action.
That leads me to the miserable $200 the Water Corporation gave me as compensation. Perhaps they too should be investigated. After all it was their pipes that were stuffed with crap and caused the whole situation! They were aware well before my problem and did nothing to let people know about it