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Rainwater falling on Central London to be drained straight into the Thames, preventing flooding

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Rainwater falling on Nine Elms in the heart of the city is to be drained straight into the Thames to prevent flooding. Last month saw the unveiling of a radical environmental initiative at the South Bank zone being transformed between Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms.

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Who Is Responsible For Repairing Drains and Sewers? London Drainage Explains All

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

London Drainage Facilities (LDF) details exactly who is responsible for repairing our drains and sewers. Generally, as a rule of thumb a homeowner is responsible for the drains that fall within the boundaries of their property and in the event of something going wrong, they will be required to pay for the repairs needed. They are also in charge of deciding on a suitable and professional company to carry out the work that is required.

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What are sink holes and why are more and more appearing around the UK?

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

London Drainage Facilities explains the science behind sinkholes and why they are becoming more prevalent in the UK. In the past, massive sinkholes have been cropping up around the world in countries such as the USA and China. However, in recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of sinkholes appearing at home in the UK.

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London Drainage Facilities planned price increase from August 1st 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

London Drainage Facilities (LDF) write to keep all their customers aware of a planned price increase across some of their Standard Emergency and Pre-planned Drainage and Plumbing services – The increase is set to be phased in from August 1st 2016. The company hasn’t implemented a price change in 9 years, but with substantial growth sustained over the last few years so too has the company’s running costs and to remain a market leader the business states it must continue to invest in new technology, training and staff.

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London Underground report claims 57 tube stations are at high risk of flooding

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

A report from the London Underground has warned that some of the busiest tube stations in London are at a high risk of flooding, including Waterloo, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch, Finsbury Park and London Bridge. The report, which finds the risk of flooding is rising rapidly, cautioned that these popular names do only constitute a small number of tube stations at risk, and that it is only a matter of time before extreme flooding causes masses of damage, leading to serious costs for the UK, as well as the potential dangers the flooding could cause for those using the stations.

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Researchers warn that London flood risk set to threaten flood re-insurance scheme

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Researchers from The University of Oxford have warned that an increase in building in the capital will put pressure on the government’s new flood insurance scheme, Flood Re. Reduced permeability of the ground could cause a sharp spike in the likelihood of flooding caused by surface runoff. A recent study released last month by university outlined that increased house building in London will put pressure on Flood Re due to increase surface water flooding.

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London Drainage Facilities awarded brand new prestigious contract with The Grosvenor Hotel, London

Friday, February 5th, 2016

London Drainage Facilities (LDF) has been appointed by The Grosvenor Hotel to maintain and service its core drainage systems for an initial 2 year period after fending off fierce competition from a number of other drainage rivals. The contract, reviewed annually, will see the company provide its drain maintenance services to one of London’s most iconic hotels and be tasked with the responsibility of looking after the state and condition of all foul and surface water pipework serving all key areas of the hotel including the Kitchen’s and Restaurant and Bar areas.

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Economic impact from December’s UK storms could top $4 billion (£2.8 million), says PwC

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

As a result of storms Desmond, Eva and Frank, the UK could be facing a crippling $4 billion bill, according to PwC. Leading industry experts PwC has raised its estimates that relate to the economic impact storms Desmond, Eva and Frank will have on the UK. With the figure now thought to top $4 billion, the combined costs of December’s storms could exceed those of the 2007 storms that hit north-east, central and southern England, and Wales.

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LDF working around the clock on your drains if needs be throughout Christmas and New Year

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

London Drainage Facilities has announced that its technicians will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Christmas and the New Year to service any drainage problems that may arise. The professional and highly skilled team at London Drainage Facilities (LDF) are working throughout the Christmas period to ensure they are on hand to handle blocked drains and everyday drainage services to homeowners and businesses throughout London.

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London faces flooding if homeowners keep paving over their gardens, experts warn

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Experts have raised concern that the City of London is at a high risk of flooding if homeowners keep paving over their gardens. A recent study has revealed that unless London homeowners stop paving over their gardens, the city is at high risk of flooding, even from a relatively light rainfall.

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