Blocked or bad smelling drains in the garden
Wall and garden areas
If a blocked drain is causing sewage to back up into your garden or bad smells around your down pipes, council tenants should report this to our repairs centre using the contact details shown on this page. Other tenants should call their landlord and owners can contact their own contractor to deal with blocked drains. If you believe that the problem is related to the main sewer - contact Scottish Water.
Some houses, particularly in rural areas are not connected to the sewage system and have septic tanks. These need to be emptied from time to time. For advice on your septic tank, contact Scottish Water. If you are concerned about a neighbours septic tank and need advice, contact our Environmental Services team.
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