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Cumbria counts the cost of flooding

November 26, 2010

One year on from the devastating floods that affected Cumbria, the estimated total cost of the repairs is thought to be in the region of £275m. Cumbria County Council released figures which show that £34 m has been spent on the county’s transport network, £91m has been spent on residential properties and £124m has been […]

Drain blockages and drain inspection

November 25, 2010

Many homeowners don’t think to check their drainage systems until things start to go wrong, an oversight that could cost them a lot of money and trouble if their drains overflow. Drainage systems can only work to their fullest potential if they are properly maintained. The build up of waste products can cause the diameter […]

Flush Tracker highlights World Toilet Day

November 24, 2010

A brilliant new website launched by the toilet cleaning product manufacturer Domestos has lifted the lid on the nation’s sewer systems. Flush Tracker, which was launched to coincide with World Toilet Day on the 19th of November, lets you track the location of your most recent toilet visit as it makes its way to your […]

Peacehaven tunnels make breakthrough

November 23, 2010

A Peacehaven waste water treatment scheme has reached a milestone in the construction of the system, with one of two boring machines making a breakthrough at Marine Drive pumping station. The tunnels will link new wastewater treatment works to the existing Victorian sewer system. Two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are digging tunnels in lengths in […]

Councillor’s home flooded in Colwyn Bay

November 22, 2010

A local councillor’s home was flooded after an inspection drain overflowed in Colwyn Bay. Councillor Don Porter noticed the problems at his home on Rivieres Avenue last week when his toilet would not flush properly. Councillor Porter who is a representative for Glyn Ward said he had plumbing problems earlier in the week. He stated: […]

Fat clog causes stream pollution in Midhurst

November 19, 2010

After pollution in a stream in Midhurst, Southern Water has repeated its statement to customers to not pour fats into their drainage systems. Due to a built up of fatty deposits, a sewer became blocked causing raw sewage to escape through a manhole cover and find its way into a nearby stream in Midhurst. The […]

United Utilities consent to waste agreement

November 18, 2010

After a Prescot business was fined for discharging trade effluent into the public sewer system, United Utilities has sent a reminder to companies based in Liverpool to ask them to be mindful of their waste disposal actions. At a recent hearing at Knowsley Magistrates’ Court, a local chemical company was fined £2,500 and just under […]

Sewer repairs expected to cause delays for motorists in Belfast

November 17, 2010

Motorists in Belfast are being asked to be more patient than usual after a drainage contractor started work earlier this week on the repair of a sewer collapse on Donegal Road. Work to repair the sewer should take approximately five weeks to complete and will primarily take place at the junction between Donegal Road and […]

Ripponden residents ask Yorkshire Water to solve sewer problems

November 16, 2010

Residents on a street in Ripponden have complained to Yorkshire Water, after a series of floods caused by sewers overflowing at times of heavy rainfall left raw sewage in the road. The residents of Mill Fold in the town have in the past seen human faeces and sanitary products in the street when manhole covers […]

Mill Road sewer lining repairs complete

November 15, 2010

Anglian Water is currently undertaking a sewer strengthening project on the sewer system in Mill Road, Cambridge. Residents have faced sewer problems on Mill Road throughout the summer, with a sewer collapse causing the road to be closed for around three months earlier in the year. The project will be completed this week and will […]