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Sewer Tour

Visiting Europe this year for the weekend or for a summer holiday?

Fancy doing something a little different, venturing underground into the unknown on a sewer tour?

Flip-flops are not recommended and it may be a little smelly but it’s simple, fun and inexpensive.

You can choose from any of the following destinations to start your European Sewer Safari:

Paris, France

Brussels, Belgium

Vienna, Austria

Prague, Czech Republic

Rome, Italy

London, Manchester & Brighton, UK

Barcelona, Spain

Hamburg & Trier, Germany

Emmen, Holland

To find out more click the image below for more information on tours in your desired destination:

Sewer Tour

Bag It and Bin It

Bag It and Bin It – Don’t Flush It
Bag It and Bin It

A water industry-led campaign Bag It & Bin It aims to educate people about what not to flush.

 Toilets are only designed to take away human waste and toilet paper. Any other personal waste should be disposed of correctly as household waste.

  This protects the environment and the UK’s waterways, avoids harm to marine life and prevents problems in the sewage system, which was not designed with this sort of waste in mind.

Items that shouldn’t be disposed of down the toilet include:

Cotton buds 
Sanitary towels
Baby wipes
Kitchen roll   
Dental floss   
Nappies 
Plasters and bandages 
Razor blades 
Syringes and needles   
Medicines and tablets 

Below is a festive themed reminder of the points made above.

 

Fat Busting Bugs

Fat Busting Bugs

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.

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