Glossop v Heston and Isleworth Local Board: 1878

The local authority was held not liable for damage caused by an overflow of their sewage systems which had been adequate when installed but became inadequate over time.

Citations:

(1878) 12 ChD 102

Cited by:

AppliedRobinson v Workington Corporation CA 1897
Mr Robinson’s houses were damaged by water overflowing from the council’s public sewers. The sewers were adequate until new houses were built. He claimed damages in respect of the council’s failure to build a new sewer of sufficient dimensions to . .
CitedBybrook Barn Garden Centre Ltd and Others v Kent County Council CA 8-Jan-2001
A culvert had been constructed taking a stream underneath the road. At the time when it came into the ownership of the local authority, it was adequate for this purpose. Later developments increased the flow, and the culvert came to become an . .
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Utilities, Nuisance

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.188628