Building and Developing
What is a soakaway?
A soakaway is where surface water from your roof or driveway is piped to a large underground pit filled with gravel within the boundary of your property, normally 10 to 15 feet away from the foundations. This allows the water to slowly drain into the ground surrounding the soakaway and re-enter the watercourse.
If you have a soakaway installed and can provide evidence that this is the case then you will not be liable to surface water drainage charges.