The following video gives a general overview of the sewer transfer:
In autumn last year, water and sewage companies in the UK became responsible for private sewers, which were formerly the sole responsibility of property owners.
This meant the ownership and maintenance of private sewers was transferred, bringing peace of mind and clarity regarding ownership.
Not all private pipes were included though. There are certain cases where property owners remain responsible for the sections of pipe between the buildings and the transferred private sewer or lateral drain.
Due to the way the sewers and drains are connected, the way you’re affected by the transfer depends on the type of property you currently reside in.
You are still responsible for any domestic plumbing and for the section of pipe leading to the newly transferred sewer.
If you experience a problem with a sewer pipe or drain, simply carry out the following steps as it’s important that you try and identify where the problem is:
- If you have a shared sewer, try asking your neighbours if they are experiencing problems.
- If they aren’t, it’s more than likely that the problem is on your section of pipe or waste plumbing, meaning you will need to resolve it yourself.
- If your neighbours do have a problem, it may be in a shared section of pipe.
Some properties are connected to a private pumping station before they connect onto the main sewer network.
It’s likely you will know this already if this is the case.
Examples of these situations include small housing developments, remote farms or small business parks.
The Government plans to transfer the ownership of these pumping stations to water companies on by October 2016.
Until this time, the owner(s) of the pumping station will continue to be responsible for its maintenance and repair.
For FAQ’S and the source of the above information see Thames Water:
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- Desilting / Silt Removal
- Liquid waste removal
- Culverts cleaning
- Gully emptying & cleaning
- Pump station servicing
- Interceptor cleaning
- Drilling waste removal.
In addition to their powerful jetting units, vacuums and use of a reverse cycle facility, they are able to hold up to 13,000 litres of waste which can be used for collecting, transporting and disposing of waste, from sites.
Our unrivalled fleet enable us to treat each project individually, according to our client’s needs and requirements.
- High pressure jetting 3500psi @ 386 LPM
- Vacuum power 1400 CFM
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- 13,500 litre waste capacity
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- High pressure jetting 4000psi @ 545 LPM
- Vacuum power 3500 CFM
- Vertical recovery to 70m + horizontal to 600m
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There is estimated to be more than 5 million pump stations, across London and the South East, which collect and feed waste through the vast complex of sewers, drains, pipes and treatment plants. The average person uses 150 litres of water per day, which when multiplied by the 8 million people living in the South East of England perhaps gives some insight into the miracle beneath our feet.
Our drainage systems must be capable of handling waste water, rubbish, rain and anything else that comes its way, filtering, cleaning and ferrying the water through networks stretching miles, redelivering that clean water back to our homes whenever we turn a tap. When you consider also that London is Europe’s most densely populated metropolis, with the greatest level of growth and some of the oldest infrastructure, perhaps again you realise just how clever the utilities industry is.
The modern day miracle which is our current system has coped so well for so long but in order to ensure this continues it is vital that recognition is given to the following key issues:
- Pump stations maintenance
- Gullies and drain clearance and inspection
- Soakaway cleaning and maintenance
- Car park interceptor inspection and servicing
- Internal building drain cleaning
- Fat and grease is captured in traps which are emptied regularly, avoiding pollution
By managing our drainage infrastructure cohesively, we can:
- Mitigate the risk of floods
- Reduce pollution of our waterways
- Reduce insurance claims and rising premiums
- Prevent slips, trips, and falls
- Reduce repair costs from failed infrastructure
- Reduce the risk of loss of trade
Hydro Cleansing was built for London and all that London can throw at it. Our fleet encompasses the broadest range of technology in the market and is capable of dealing with the deepest flood, through to the highest blocked toilet.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience we offer services designed to your specific needs, committing ourselves to providing an unrivalled, cost effective service, causing minimal disruption.
Naturally, we hope our range our services may be of interest to you, so if we can be of any further assistance, you wish to book an appointment or receive a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0808 256 5844 or visit our website www.hydro-cleansing.com