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Work on Preston drainage tunnels begins

January 31, 2011

United Utilities have started the construction of five micro-tunnels underneath the streets of Preston to stop waste water flowing into the River Ribble at times of heavy rainfall. At an estimated cost of £114m, United Utilites have just started digging the first of eight shafts at Watery Lane, which will allow a Micro Tunnel Boring […]

Roads closed in Stalybridge as work on sewer system starts

January 28, 2011

Work in Stalybridge at the junction of Dean Road and Trinity Street has just got underway to improve the Victorian sewer under the road. United Utilities are spending £8 million on sewer improvements in Stalybridge and Dukinfield over the next few months in an attempt to improve the water quality in the River Tame. Currently, […]

Flooding concerns raised in Morpeth

January 27, 2011

Flooding issues in Morpeth are being looked at by the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water as a way to finally solve the problems that have been plaguing residents for the last few years. Flooding on Bennetts Walk usually happens at times of heavy rainfall. After a feasibility study into the flooding was conducted, it was […]

Solving drainage problems

January 26, 2011

Drainage problems can be a headache for any homeowner. In the worst cases, raw sewage can actually enter your home and have devastating consequences. If you notice that the toilet level is taking longer than usual to drop, or you are having problems with the sink draining, it could be the start of a drainage […]

Cuckoo Trail drainage works complete by Easter

January 25, 2011

A drainage contractor is working with Southern Water to replace a section of sewer pipe under the popular Cuckoo Trail in Polegate, East Sussex. The works started on the drainage pipe in November, but due to heavy snowfall at the end of the year, they have been delayed somewhat. Over 700 metres of the pipe […]

New sewage treatment works at Ludgershall

January 24, 2011

A Hampshire village will see an upgrade of its local sewage treatment works as part of a £4 million investment by Southern Water. The south of England water company are going to refurbish the treatment works at Ludgershall, which serve 5,000, people over the next year. The works will see new treatment units installed, a […]

Sewer replacement scheme in Levenshulme

January 21, 2011

Drainage work in Levenshulme is currently being carried out by United Utilities to increase the size of the sewers, so they can carry a greater volume of water at times of heavy rainfall. In the flood prevention scheme, the sewage system under Clare Road, Davenhill Road and Errwood Road is being replaced. The new sewers, […]

Drain problems in Wigginton, Yorkshire

January 20, 2011

The small town of Wigginton in Yorkshire has finally seen an end to the flooding which has caused raw sewage to be strewn over its main street on numerous occasions over the last few months. After residents complained that dirty water was seeping into their gardens and raw sewage was found floating on the main […]

Clearing blockages is only half the job

January 19, 2011

Many of us only really think about our drains at the point at which one becomes blocked. Slow drainage or a complete blockage is impossible to ignore, but they are merely easily-observable signs that something is wrong. In reality, many things can affect your drainage before you ever notice a problem. Scaling can be a […]

Why arrange for drain inspection if you aren’t having any problems?

January 18, 2011

Drainage problems generally only come to light when they start to affect us, but that isn’t to say they don’t start before then. If you have never had your drains inspected, it is worth hiring someone to carry out the task as it may prevent major problems in the future. A standard drain inspection will […]