3 12, 2018

Prison inmates block drains making protein shakes from eggs

2018-12-03T15:44:18+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Drain can easily be blocked from all manner of foreign objects being disposed of down them which HMP Stoke Heath in Shropshire recently found out. Severn Trent, the water company managing the treatment works near the prison noticed something peculiar was going and eventually worked their way back to the prison. Weightlifting is a popular past time in [...]

6 11, 2018

Bill Gates has spent $200m making a new toilet

2018-11-06T13:13:07+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Blog|

Bill Gates of Microsoft fame is not someone that you might expect to be a toilet or poo expert, but over the past seven years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent more than $200m on researching the field. In the western market, we take toilets for granted, and the diseases associated with poor [...]

2 10, 2018

Blocked drains cost Scotland £6.5m a year

2018-10-02T14:32:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Blocked drains in Scotland have gotten so bad that Scottish Water has started a new campaign to advise food business how to dispose of waste correctly. The new campaign is led by Scottish Water which attends an average of 95 blockages every day in Scotland at a cost of £6.5m a year. The deposits are caused by [...]

30 08, 2018

How many times does the average person flush the toilet in a day?

2018-08-30T11:55:05+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Blog|

On average, and according to detailed (external)  research the average person flushes their toilet 5 times a day! to be more precise, a brown flush - you guessed it.. happens about 1.5 times a day by one person alone, the rest are classed as yellow flushes.. you guessed that too.   This is quite a [...]

6 08, 2018

London £5bn super sewer to handle 39 million tonnes of sewage in London per year

2018-08-06T15:28:33+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Blog|

London has a major drainage problem, their Victorian sewage system is struggling to cope with the sheer volume of sewage created per year. The old system was not designed to handle the volume or the misuse of the drainage system and recently a 130-tonne fatberg that blocked a large part of the servers had to be [...]

2 07, 2018

Fatberg autopsy reveals health concerns to Londoners

2018-07-02T10:12:49+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Fatbergs are a huge concern in public sewers, they are a result of people throwing things down the drain that don’t belong there. The main culprits are fat (hence the name), wet wipes, nappies, sanitary towels and condoms. We deal with smaller scale versions of these on a daily basis regularly having to remove drain [...]

28 06, 2018

130 tonne Fatberg becomes Museum of London’s top attraction

2018-06-28T08:49:21+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Blog|

Last year a monster fatberg that was 250-metres long and weighing 130-tonnes was removed from the sewers in east London last year. The fatberg consisted of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms and took nine weeks to completely remove from the sewer. A team of eight worked to clear the sewer with the [...]