Protocol for correctly classifying Culverted Watercourses and Sewers
Wipes in sewers blockage study
Wipes in Sewer Blockage Study Final Report
Spreading the word on unflushables
Non-flushable wipes and other products
Help to prevent sewer flooding
Fighting the festive fat
Our 25 year plan for waste water
100,000 kilometres of England’s sewer pipes were built before the mid-1960s and use an old-fashioned design that carries two kinds of waste: rainwater from street drains, and sewage from homes.
They are therefore known as ‘combined’ sewers. Combined sewers were built many decades before modern rates of population growth and climate change were understood, which means that there is often now more sewage and rainwater going into these systems than first envisaged.
Wet wipes are a leading cause of fatbergs and sewer blockages which have a major impact on the environment and contribute to pollution in our rivers and water courses.
Thousands of properties suffer sewer flooding every year in the UK, creating misery for homeowners and businesses, and leading to costly clean-up bills and increased insurance costs.