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Drainage claims

Earthquake damage relating to drainage can take several years to appear. You can ask to reopen a claim to repair drainage damage caused by the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence if you have previously had an EQC claim, or have had an EQC claim transferred to you for a property you’ve purchased.

The information provided on this webpage is specific to the Canterbury events and in accordance with the detailed provisions of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act 1993 (the Act) current at the time.

After contacting EQC to reopen a drainage claim, your next step is to commission a registered drainlayer (registered with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers’ Board) to inspect your drains and provide their report to EQC.