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Drain blockages and repairs

October 29, 2010

Drain blockages can cause serious problems for homeowners if they are not dealt with quickly. If you have a serious blockage, the waste water and waste solids may find their way into your garden or even your home. It’s for the reasons above that it’s important to have the telephone number of a professional drain […]

Unauthorised discharge costs United Utilities

October 28, 2010

United Utilities have been fined for allowing raw sewage to discharge into the River Mersey. The incident happened earlier this year when a discharge of raw sewage entered the river from an overflow outlet at Macdermott Road, Widnes. Court proceedings took place, with United Utilities admitting liability for the incident and accepting a fine of […]

Bag it not flush it say Scottish Water

October 27, 2010

Lossiemouth residents are being asked to bag sanitary items and baby wipes instead of flushing them into the waste system. The Moray town has suffered a number of floods recently, all caused by problems at the local pumping station. The station, on the east side of the town, has been blocked by people putting items […]

Simple drain clearing steps

October 26, 2010

Drainage issues are normally simple to solve if you have the right equipment and the knowhow. However, if you have noticed that your sink is draining slower than usual or the water in your toilet takes longer to be taken away when you flush, it could be indicative of a problem worsening and prompt action […]

New sewer in Abingdon protects SSSI

October 25, 2010

An £800,000 sewer project has just been completed by Thames Water to protect a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). The installation of a new sewer at Abingdon in Oxfordshire took 13 weeks to complete and replaced a sewer prone to leaks with a new plastic and concrete sewer away from the local nature reserve. […]

United Utilities install playground for Leigh residents

October 22, 2010

United Utilities are going to turn a disused tennis court in the middle of a housing estate in Leigh into a playground, as a thank you to residents who have put up with sewer replacement work over the last few months. In conjunction with Wigan Council, Leigh Town Partnership and Groundwork, United Utilities will build […]

FAQ: CCTV surveys and liner repair

October 21, 2010

How does a CCTV Drain Survey Help? Many people don’t realise that they have a drainage issue until they have a flood or until they notice a strange smell. Fortunately, both these things can be looked at by drainage experts who will be able to diagnose the problem and offer a suitable solution. Because the […]

Sewer improvement works in Penketh

October 20, 2010

Sewer improvement works in Penketh are continuing apace, with the latest stage of sewer replacements now under way. The latest stage of the works, which began on Monday, has meant that Tannery Lane, between Newlyn Gardens and Harlyn gardens, has been closed. The work in the areas is expected to take six weeks to complete. […]

New sewers in Alsager

October 19, 2010

Work including the installation of a new sewer in Alsager has just been completed by United Utilities. It is hoped that the new sewer system and the installation of an underground water storage tank by drainage contractors will protect homes by preventing flooding on Barrett Road, Linley Grove and Linley Road. The installation of the […]

New sewer system in Edington is completed

October 18, 2010

A new sewage system in Edington has just been completed by Wessex Water. The new system has seen some 2,300m of pipes added to the network along with a new storm tank so the sewers can cope with excessive rainfall. Previously only 25 properties in the town were connected to the mains sewage system, but […]