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Welcome to LDFs blog & helpful advice page. Here, you can keep up­to­date with the latest goings on from LDF and the drainage industry in general, as well as stay alert to the best tips regarding your drainage.
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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


Soho’s 50m Fatberg Breaks Records

Friday, October 27th, 2017

The scourge of large fatbergs including the 50 metre monster recently found under the streets in London’s Soho; how they are formed and why they are preventable. Another huge fatberg in the capital highlights careless disposal habits Thames Water sewage workers have once again had to work hard under London’s streets to clear a huge […]


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Soho Fatberg


How To Prevent Basement Flooding

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Why You Should Always Call In The Experts Take action now before the weather turns colder and wetter will prevent any flooding in your home. More and more of us are regularly spending time in our basements. No longer just a forgotten storage space, basements are being used as hobby areas, additional living spaces, home […]


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Basement Flooding


Can Urban Rain Gardens Save Our Drains?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Innovative Garden Solution Tackles Effects of Climate Change Weather patterns are shifting and our city’s infrastructure is struggling to cope. Are rain gardens the answer? Life in 21st century London is different in countless ways to that experienced by previous generations. Technology has made what was science fiction in the 1960s part of everyday life […]


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Rain Garden


Stylish Drainage Solutions

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Because of its practical role, drainage might not seem synonymous with style or the aesthetics of a building or room.


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Once Again London’s Drains Cannot Cope

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Torrential rain leads to blocked drains and flooding in Newham. The London drainage network was unable to cope with recent torrential downpours, causing headaches for residents, businesses and commuters. British summertime is here, but rather than warm, sunny days, June has thus far been marked by grey skies and torrential rain.


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Browning Road East Ham Picture


Rogue Builder Pours Concrete Down London Drains

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Selfish Act Leads to Weeks of Disruption A rogue builder has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and weeks of inconvenience to Londoners by dumping ten metres of concrete into a sewer.


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Concrete - London Drains


Should We Bring Back Front Gardens To Save London’s Drains?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The demise of the traditional front garden has not just affected the appearance of urban streets, it increases flood risk too.


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Chelsea Front Garden


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