What goes down your drains as waste is not something you probably want to spend much, or any, time thinking about. But disposing of waste is a fact of modern life, and even though it seems distant from how we live, it is important how we manage it.
All new properties, and some refurbished or rebuilt ones, will require a public sewer connection.

An Integrated Approach
The UK water industry has an integrated approach to sewer system performance, which means being aware at all times of how individual elements interact with one another.
The relationship of a sewer system with its surrounding environment, and how the two interact, is vital, as is its relationship with the local wastewater treatment centre.

The sewer system must be serviceable and provide a cost-effective service, and work effectively with integrated urban drainage systems.
Risk management of sewer systems is complex because of the numerous interactions the system has with waste, and with receiving water bodies such as rivers.
Water and sewerage companies (WASCs) across the UK have the duty to provide and extend the system of public sewers, while cleaning and effectively maintaining them. They are also responsible for emptying sewers and treating the waste that comes out of them.
Sewer system performance is, therefore, complex, crucial and sensitive. This is why there is a set procedure for connecting to the public sewer.

Public Sewer Connections
You can only connect foul water from a property to a public sewer if you follow the application process. This means submitting a location plan and a site drainage plan, showing the point at which you want to connect.
This must accompany a completed application form, which will also include a fee. You will also need to include a planning decision notice, unless exempt.
Normally you would expect a qualified contractor to do this on your behalf, since the connection will require proof of the necessary training and of manhole locations, together with public liability insurance.
The good news is, that as specialists in public sewer connections, we can undertake this work for you.
We’ll deal with the application side, ensure you’re fully compliant, and complete the work on your behalf.

Public sewer connections are important, and controlled. Let us take care of the detail for you. Contact Drainage Consultants today, to arrange your connection.

What will give you peace of mind about your drains? A faulty drain if untreated is trouble waiting to happen. In the home or workplace, blocked drains are smelly, and a health hazard.
They can cause prolonged disruption if they are not fixed, and if you’re an employer, you might find that you cannot have your staff working in an area with a blocked drain if the risk is severe enough.

Poking about with wire will not resolve the issue. The answer is to get the professionals in to have a good look around, and the best way of doing this is with a CCTV drain survey.

The Eyes and Brain
A CCTV drain survey involves us sending a camera into the drainage network to record the condition inside it. The camera becomes our eyes, allowing us access into parts of the system we would otherwise not be able to see.
At the same time, the camera footage is relayed back to our portable computer where we can record it, while assessing what’s down there as we see it.
This comprehensive analysis of your drainage network gives us the information we need to compile a full report and come up with a recommended course of action.
Along with blockages and drain deterioration and damage, the CCTV drain survey will be able to spot if you have rats in your drains. Drains are the most common means of rodent access to a property, so this can be an essential piece of information.

What Happens Next?
The CCTV drain survey is a vital stage in the process of detecting, diagnosing and then fixing drains.
The data from the survey gives us the level of information for a comprehensive drainage report. This includes items such as: where drainage runs are; what the internal conditions of the pipework is like; the size of the pipework and what it is made of; any defects in the pipework, and any hidden connections.
This essential information will help us create a schematic plan, and give an accurate quote for the work involved in repairing the drain.
A drain survey is an efficient, economic means of detecting drainage issues, and preparing for remedial drainage work.

Don’t put off fixing your drains. Contact Drainage Consultants to get a CCTV drain survey.