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Now is the time to consider drainage maintenance within the home

September 30, 2011

As many of us are only too aware, as the dark nights start to draw in and autumn arrives the colder weather can lead to problems within the home. This is why it is always advisable to be prepared before winter sets in and you find all sorts of things start to go wrong. One […]

Do your bit in ensuring that drains and sewers do not get blocked (Part 1)

September 27, 2011

Over the past few decades it has been highlighted by scientists and the news that we have to do more to look after our planet. We can do this in many different ways. One of the main things people can do is to look after the drain and sewerage system in the UK to reduce […]

Southern Water invests in Dover flood reduction scheme

September 24, 2011

It has been revealed this week that the water and sewerage company Southern Water has agreed to put £1.3 million towards a reduction in the risk of flooding in some areas of Dover. The investment means that the company will be making improvements to the sewer network in various locations to ensure that pipes are […]

More about sewer flooding and other overcapacity issues

September 23, 2011

In the last article, we looked at the various things which can contribute to part of a sewer network overflowing and flooding our towns and cities. In places like London and other urban areas, the problem is a result of the fact the system of carrying rainwater and wastewater is linked together, meaning it all […]

Water company explains flood scheme to community

September 23, 2011

Southern Water has taken an unexpected step of deciding to host a meeting where residents of the Hampshire village of Milford-On-Sea can hear all about their upcoming flood and pollution alleviation scheme. This drop-in session, which took place yesterday, gave the people of the community a chance to find out about the £1.6 million investment […]

New Scottish housing fund set up to tackle drainage issues

September 21, 2011

It has been reported this week that the Scottish Government are to put forward £10 million which will go towards housing infrastructure projects in the country which currently suffer from flooding and drainage-related problems. This announcement is a huge boost for the Scottish construction industry as these loans will be able to support these new […]

Helping the authorities keep the sewer systems flowing

September 20, 2011

As a specialist drainage contractor, it is common for engineers to be sent out to tackle all kinds of drainage-related problems. These may be at homes where there are blockages causing all kinds of health-issues, or flooding on the streets where the sewers have exceeded their capacity. There are many things which drainage experts have […]

Planned maintenance as a preventative measure

September 19, 2011

Whether you are a homeowner, facilities manager, manufacturing plant owner or property developer, drainage may not be something you think about during your day-to-day operations. This is probably because the drains taking the wastewater from your building are flowing as they should. However, should you experience issues with the drainage it can come as a […]

Are flushable items always flushable?

September 16, 2011

This may sound like a strange question seeing as you would expect a product which has been labelled as ‘flushable’ to be exactly that, but when it comes to the sewerage system you would be surprised. The reality of the situation is that product labelling can be confusing at times and this is certainly the […]

What happens when an engineer comes round to check out a blockage

September 15, 2011

It is not uncommon for a home or business owner to find their property’s drainage pipes blocked from time to time. This is especially more of a frequent experience in a big city like London or Manchester where there is a lot of strain put on the sewerage system. So should you ever spot a […]