More water under the conservatory floor

January 2020. When we purchased the house it was briefly mentioned that there was an old well under the conservatory floor at the back of the house. What we did not know was that it was full of water.

After pumping it out we found at this was a 6ft wide x 6ft deep rain water storage for the old wash house. It was filling from another old borehole which was leaking and should have been diverted into the ditch on the other side of the road. This often blocked and overflowed into this underground store. Which then subsequently overflowed into the surrounding ground.

This – together with the old running borehole seemed to be the cause of the water problems at the back of the house. Well we were hoping so..

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