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Sewer collapses under the A53

September 30, 2010

A sewer has partially collapsed on the busy A53, leaving motorists facing three weeks of delays. The sewer under the A53 at Stockton Brook will have to be excavated by drainage engineers after it was found to be partially collapsed during a CCTV survey. The road had been excavated recently as part of an ongoing […]

Water pipes on the Wirral to be upgraded

September 29, 2010

Work has already started on a £21 million upgrade scheme to give residents on the Wirral cleaner water. United Utilities are going to upgrade trunk main systems across the region and around 40km of piping will be either cleaned or replaced with new plastic pipe. The work has to be done to remove sediment in […]

Brighton’s sewer system highlights the fight the fat campaign

September 28, 2010

Restaurant owners and hoteliers had a chance to see Brighton’s famous sewer system up close and personal recently. As part of Southern Water’s fight the fat campaign, the group were taken on a tour some of the most famous chambers, before emerging through a manhole cover at the Royal Pavilion. The city has 300 miles […]

New flood protection scheme in Choppington

September 27, 2010

The Northumbrian village of Choppington is to receive an upgrade to its sewerage network to alleviate flooding problems. Flood risk will be greatly reduced in Choppington after Northumbria Water announced they are planning to spend £500,000 on a new system. Homes in Farndale Avenue and Percy Gardens will be protected thanks to a new sewer […]

£20 million waste water scheme unveiled by Untied Utilities

September 24, 2010

A £20 million waste water scheme has been unveiled today by United Utilities to help reduce the flood risk in the Lake District town of Keswick. The plans have been available for residents to see at an exhibition at the local Moot Hall. As part of the plans, the quality of water in nearby Bassenthwaite […]

Sewage causes problems for Pilling residents

September 23, 2010

Pilling residents are coming to terms with a flood caused by a collapsed sewer that saw raw sewage floating in their gardens, The problems started last Saturday when heavy rain caused pavements around St John’s Avenue to flood and the sewer could not cope with the extra rainfall. United Utilities are looking at the problem […]

Residents have sewage taken away in tanker

September 22, 2010

Residents in Port Glasgow are currently having their sewage taken away in a tanker after a lump of concrete blocked a section of sewer near the A8. Scottish Water is sending a tanker up to two times a day to pump sewage from flats whilst investigations and discussions take place with Amey, the road maintenance […]

Drain lining and excavation

September 21, 2010

If you have a blocked drain, drain inspection works will need to be undertaken to find the cause of the blockage. Drains can be blocked by a number of different things, from incorrect items being put into the drainage system, to roots which find their way into the drain and cause a blockage. During a […]

Developer ordered to pay £13,500 after pollution enters water course

September 20, 2010

Drainage companies know the importance of making sure that drainage systems are properly maintained and in a good working condition. If problems occur, the consequences can be disastrous for the homeowner and can also be damaging to the environment. In one case recently, a housing developer was fined over £13,000 for failure to make sure […]

Free ‘fat catching’ device given out by East Riding Council

September 19, 2010

East Riding is giving local residents the chance to hire an eco pack, which could see them slash fuel bills and stop problems with blocked drains. The packs can be hired from the local library and contain items such as a honeycomb kitchen fat collector that can be composted, an electricity usage monitor and a […]