It’s estimated that London’s complex sewage network could easily stretch the length of the Earth, collecting and feeding waste through our intricate system of drains, pipes and treatment plants. Impressive as this may be, combine it with the 8 million people living in the capital, and it perhaps takes a different stance, giving an insight into the current strain our drainage infrastructure is under.
As Europe’s most densely populated metropolis, London is experiencing the greatest levels of growth, yet it possesses some of the oldest infrastructure. Fortunately we offer clients a comprehensive service, ensuring that our sewer network is more than capable of handling everything that is thrown at it.
Yorkshire Water has yet again announced that they will be using bugs to help fight fat blockages in their sewers.
Trillions of these fat busting bugs will be deployed in an effort to remove any blockages.
Usually found in the human gut the treatment works will be using bacillus bacteria which would normally feast on any fat, oil and grease they come across.
These organically grown bacteria are simply mixed with non-chlorinated water then poured down the drain they are hoping to clean-up nearly 200 known fat blockages.
Entering our drains and sewers from within the home or from restaurants and food outlets, usually down the kitchen sink and plug holes, cooking oil, fat and grease later hardens causing blockages.
This year alone Yorkshire Water has already dealt with around 6000 fat related sewer blockages in its network and with the festive period fast approaching it is expected that they will see a 25% increase.