Public Sewer Flooding
For properties built before 1 October 1937 the sewers are generally public, whilst properties built later are private. Despite this, in October 2011 Thames Water took ownership of all sewer systems and are solely responsible for any flooding issues with them.
Road or Pavement Drains Blocked
Ealing Council is responsible for the upkeep and management or road and pavement drains. If you discover an issue with these they must be reported to the council. It is vital that the drains are well maintained in order to protect the sewer system underground. The council regularly cleans gullies on maintained highways.
Blocked Property Drains
The only instance when the council or Thames Water are not responsible for the drainage system is when the pipes are located on private property and are not directly a part of the public sewer system. The pipes that lead from your property are your responsibility (or the landlords) up until they reach the public sewer system.