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Drain jetting can be used to remove leaf blockages

March 30, 2012

Now that spring is here and the cold weather is starting to make way for a bit more sun, people are starting to head back into their gardens again. Due to this prolonged period of absence from the garden, it is understandable that there will be plenty of things to do in order to get […]

Sewer blockages in Yorkshire: The scale of the problem revealed

March 29, 2012

Yorkshire Water has revealed that in the past six months alone, their teams have had to take on over 100 sewer blockage jobs in the seaside resort of Bridlington. This just goes to show the issue at a local level, with nearly 19,000 blockages having to be attended in the region last year. With 54,000 […]

Fat busting bacteria used to take on sewer fat problem in Bridlington

March 28, 2012

Water company Yorkshire Water have taken the unusual step to deploy fat-busting bugs in the sewers of Bridlington to remove blockages from the system. This treatment process is completely environmentally-friendly and involves trillions of the bacteria being mixed with non-chlorinated water before being allowed to feed on the grease, oils and fat in the sewer. […]

Drainage maintenance for city-based businesses

March 27, 2012

When you need to find a drainage contractor in an emergency situation, it is not always easy to locate one unless you have used one before. For commercial and industrial businesses in major cities within the UK, you may have to do some research to source a specialist that can assist you. Depending on the nature of […]

Council announces drain improvement plans for Bedford

March 26, 2012

Major re-surfacing works and a drainage system upgrade are due to start in Bedford, the local borough council has revealed this week. Traffic around Dame Alice Street will be affected by road closures for the seven-week project. Bedford Borough Council has revealed that the signalling equipment was in desperate need of replacement, while drainage improvements […]

Rotherham residents educated on ‘Doing The Dirty’

March 20, 2012

The next stop for Yorkshire Water’s ‘Doing The Dirty’ tour was the town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. On Saturday local residents were given the chance to obtain free sink strainers from the water company as part of their campaign to highlight sewer issues. Yorkshire Water organised the event to show the community that sewerage […]

United Utilities employ unusual methods to unblock sewer

March 20, 2012

The emergency repairs are underway into the unblocking of a sewer in Urmston, with the engineers from water company United Utilities making use of an uncommon tunnelling technique to dig their way in. As the drainage team begin the work to replace a large pipe beneath Flixton Road which had been filled in with concrete, […]

Making sense of the different types of drains and sewers

March 19, 2012

The difference between sewers, drains and lateral drains is not something you usually come across at school, so you can quite easily be forgiven for not knowing which name refers to what. When it comes to your property and its connecting drainage system, it is worth finding out what these terms actually mean and how […]

Want to learn more about the Sheffield sewage works scheme?

March 19, 2012

Sheffield residents have been invited by regional water company Yorkshire Water to find out more about the benefits of the Blackburn Meadows sewage treatment works scheme. The customer drop-in event is being held this Tuesday to let the local people know more about the £78 million plans to update the current system. If you want […]

Benefiting from a drainage maintenance contract

March 18, 2012

For commercial enterprises located in major cities and surrounding areas, drainage maintenance can often be an issue. This due to the fact that the sewer system has usually been in place for many years and as time has worn on, the drains can be damaged from blockages and general wear. If the drains servicing your […]

Renovation work complete on century old sewer in Salisbury

March 16, 2012

It has been reported recently that a 100-year-old sewerage system in the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire has now been repaired, thanks to a £200,000 renovation project. Almost 500 metres of pipework was either replaced or relined due to damage in certain areas. A drain inspection managed to highlight the problem with the CCTV survey showing […]

Yorkshire Water invests in sewer network upgrade

March 15, 2012

The recent sewer upgrade work which has just begun in Hessle, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is just part of a larger investment to be spread across the region. While £770,000 has been put aside for the town, the water company is to devote £120 million to making sure that treatment facilities and the […]

Long-awaited drainage works now underway in Holbeach

March 12, 2012

Shop owners in the Lincolnshire town of Holbeach received some great news this week that many had been waiting for nearly 20 years – drainage work has now been started in Fleet Street. People had complained that spray from flooding that collects during periods of heavy rain had ruined buildings and caused many more issues […]

How trenchless technology can be used for root removal

March 11, 2012

When it comes to repairing drainage pipes, root intrusion is one of the most common issues drainage engineers have to face. This is because these roots can bore their way into the system by pushing through minute fissures and cracks in the surface of the pipes. One in there, they can soon multiply once they […]

The issue of fat clogging our drains

March 10, 2012

Drainage engineers up and down the country are constantly having to tackle the problems that fat can cause when it blocks our sewerage systems. A recent trial in York has seen fat-busting bacteria being put to good use by eating up the fact beneath this historic city. So far the signs seem to show it […]

Environment Agency allocates cash to flood scheme in Todmorden

March 6, 2012

The Environment Agency has announced it is to provide a further £4.6million towards Todmorden’s flood defences. This is all part of a scheme worth £32million in total that will offer protection to 658 properties at risk of flooding from Walsden Water. To prevent it from overflowing, a wall spanning 500 metres is already being put […]

Water company gets sewer upgrade project underway

March 5, 2012

Yorkshire Water has recently begun major works on sewer systems that will reduce the risk of flooding in Shipley West Yorkshire. This £600,000 upgrade project is being carried out in partnership with engineers Mott MacDonald Bentley. The engineers are to improve the sewerage systems by installing a huge underground storage tank which has the capacity […]

For drainage maintenance prevention is the best method

March 5, 2012

Instead of waiting for a problem to occur with the drainage system servicing your premises, it is always better to keep it well maintained. It makes sense from a business perspective as emergency plumbing can often prove more expensive than deciding on planned maintenance. By agreeing for a reputable drainage contractor to come round to your offices […]