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Blocked Drains are Still Causing Flash Floods in the UK

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Despite One of the Driest Summers Ever, Flooding is Still a Problem The summer of 2018 will go down in history as one of the hottest – yet flood risk is ever present across the nation’s cities People have been harking back to the endless sun and the baked yellow grass of 1976, as temperatures […]


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Richmond flooded


Climate Change Will Put Pressure on Drains

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Floods brought about by storms and rising sea levels could become the norm, as climate change threatens the infrastructure in the UK’s capital


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London flood defence


Birmingham’s Flooding Highlights Need to Keep Drains Clean

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Experts agree that the impact of Birmingham’s recent floods was mitigated thanks to regular maintenance of the city’s drainage system.


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Can Smart Drains Solve London’s Drainage Problems?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Innovation from Down Under Could Ease UK Drainage Crisis As London’s drains find it ever harder to cope, a high-tech solution could be on the way from the other side of the world. Our capital is faced with a growing drainage infrastructure problem, with the network finding it increasingly difficult to meet escalating demand. It […]


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Blocked Drains Making Floods Worse – Drain Jetting Is the Solution

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Residents Across the Country Facing Floods and Sanitation Concerns April showers are nothing new, but the apparent inability of the UK’s drainage infrastructure to cope is causing grave concerns to households nationwide. Extreme weather conditions and flash floods are part of life and happen across the country from time to time, particularly when sudden downpours […]


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Flooded Road


Illegal Waste Disposal Blocking London Drains

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Fly Tipping Leads to Floods in West London Floods that caused chaos outside a school in Chertsey were caused by rubble dumped into public drains. It is a growing problem across London. A major road running through Chertsey in South West London was closed in both directions due to severe flooding in December. And while […]


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Fly Tipping West London


Blocked Drains Causing Havoc Across The Nation

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Residents across the UK are calling on local councils to take action after blocked drains cause widespread flooding.


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Plymouth flooding


Study Reveals Full Extent Of The Wet-Wipe Sewer Crisis

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Pee, poo and paper are the only acceptable things to flush down your loo, yet there is a lack of information about the damage that flushing wet wipes can cause.


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Wet Wipes Sewer Crisis


Tower Hamlets Has London’s Biggest Rat Problem

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The worrying number of rat and other rodent sightings throughout London and especially Tower Hamlets which, at 30,000, has the most reported rodent sightings. Rat complaints are running at over 16 per day in East London borough.


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Rat Problem in London


Westminster Building Material Sewerage Surcharge

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Blocked drains and gullies cause flooding and damage. One council has decided to combat the problem at source.


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Material Sewerage Surcharge


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