Hi all. I recently dug the turf up in my back garden and left the topsoil to dry out. Whilst i was preparing the ground for new turf i disturbed a pipe lying in the ground and broke it. I dont think its a service pipe because it consists of several different sizes and styles of pipe that are all joined by simply placing them side by side. After i disturbed this pipe now the ground around the area is extremely boggy. When i decided to dig out the disturbed area there is no connecting pipe further upstream so it cant be connected to an upstream drainage elsewhere. In this area the water table seems to be excessively high. When i left the hole open overnight i returned to a large puddle of water, this did not drain off because the pipes are all blocked. Digging the old run of pipes out reveals it used to run down the garden and into a discharge pipe that runs into the river. When i dig anywhere else in the garden the water table is nowhere to be seen which i expect as we are about 50-100 meters above sea level and about 5 metres above the height of the river. Once i improved the slope of the old trench and left it open the water stared to run away again but the whole area doesnt seem to dry out. After leaving it running away down the cleaned out trench for a day it is still trickling through fairly constantly. It seems to be seeping out of the ground around.Is it possible that the pipe is part of a bigger drainage run that just happens to terminate in my garden or am i just victim of the natural drainage of water (my garden is at the bottom of street which runs down plus all the gardens in the street slope away from the houses) One thought was that it was maybe part of a drainage at one time and now the long established conifers have disrupted the line and i cant see the other side of the pipe for roots. Has anyone seen ground water trickling through constantly like a stream. All input welcome.