So my basement has been leaking for the last 3 weeks. Getting between 5 and 10 litres a day but seems to have slowed a bit at the moment. The following has been done so far:
1. The water board did a chlorine and ammonia test to rule it out being fresh or sewage (although it stank like sewage)
2. Water board did a dye test on all there drains nearby and nothing came through
3. The council did a dye test on my guttering run off which they helpfully directed into the foundations of my house (no dye has come into the basement since – about 10 days ago)
4. I have drilled a hole my basement floor so the water can drain out (short term solution)
I think 2 is still the cause as we had a load of snow this winter which has effectively been channelled into the foundations of my house and is slowly leaking into the basement. The council won’t do a thing until the dye shows in the basement leak.
Anybody got any thoughts on what to do next?