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CCTV drainage investigation on road in York

December 28, 2010

A road in the centre of York was closed for a day last week when the road partially collapsed. A burst water pipe was deemed to be the cause of the problem which closed Goodramgate between College Street and St Maurice’s Road. Workers managed to repair the water pipe, but a void was still left […]

CCTV drainage surveys conducted in Lancashire town

December 27, 2010

Lostock Hall in Lancashire saw severe flooding earlier this year when a flash thunderstorm released a huge amount of water in a very short space of time. Roads including Lourdes Avenue, Leyland Road and Croston Road were all left under several feet of water as residents tried in vain to stop the water coming into […]

Wessex Water highlights the problems of sewer blockages at Christmas

December 24, 2010

While most of us will be enjoying our Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, the countries water companies will be counting the cost of the problems associated – namely blocked sewers. Wessex Water is one company that is making a point of trying to inform customers what to do with the fat from their Christmas […]

Sarah Beeny launches sewer awareness campaign

December 23, 2010

Property Ladder presenter Sarah Beeny is fronting a campaign which is targeted at homeowners who continue to put incorrect items into their drainage system. The presenter and developer launched Yorkshire Water’s Doing the Dirty campaign last Friday and stood in a re-constructed kitchen and toilet, which was filled waste deep with the contents of an […]

Big Dave tackles Manchester sewer problems

December 22, 2010

United Utilities have launched their latest attempt to keep Manchester’s sewers free from grime, a robot called Big Dave. Big Dave is a mechanised camera with all terrain tyres that can roll over just about any surface. He is controlled from above ground by his helper and can go into places a human simply can’t […]

Home drain unblocking tips

December 21, 2010

Over the years, the drains that lead away from your property can reduce in diameter due to the accumulation of waste matter. If they are not cleaned or maintained, this can result in a blockage or flooding on your property. Drainage maintenance is not something that should be ignored. And if you follow a few […]

Sewer collapse swallows HGV

December 20, 2010

A HGV was left in a spot of bother, when it sank into a hole in a road in Frampton last week. Usually potholes do little but create a bump when you drive across them, but this hole, caused by a sewer collapse, was large enough for the lorry to need a crane to lift […]

Camera with pictures intact blocks drain in Brecon

December 17, 2010

Drain inspection engineers in Brecon were surprised to find that a digital camera was the cause of a drain blockage in the town. Most drain blockages are caused by the accumulation of waste products, fat or people flushing nappies or sanitary items into the drainage system, so a camera was not expected. The camera was […]

Dŵr Cymru fined for sewage leak into lake

December 16, 2010

Dŵr Cymru, the Welsh water company, has just admitted responsibility for allowing raw sewage to enter a lake in Gwynedd. The firm received a six month conditional discharge from magistrates in Caernarfon after sewage was found in Llyn Padarn Lake in Llanberis. It was also fined £3,800 costs for the spill which happen in April […]

Phase three sewer repair works to start in Belmont and Carrville

December 15, 2010

Residents in Durham will see their sewers upgraded over the next year as part of a £3m sewer investment scheme by Northumbrian water. The third phase of planned works will begin in January in Belmont and Carrville and will see drain installation engineers install a new sewer network and a flood protection scheme created, which […]