The dangers of flood water should not be underestimated.
It’s powerful and just 6 inches of fast flowing flood water can knock you off your feet.
But it’s not just its power that can be hazardous but also the pollutants it contains.
Each year in the UK we produce around 75,000 tonnes of human feces and 6 billion gallons of urine, with these figures rapidly increasing year after year.
Waste water from our toilets along with rain water mix together in sewage pipes underground, which lead on to wastewater treatment plants for processing.
Extreme rainfall can flood these pipes forcing dirty water back up spilling raw untreated sewage into our homes, straight out into our streets or into our rivers.
If your property is flooded you can’t just wait for it to dry out then move back in.
Any wood in the house, all furnishings and even plaster board on the wall will soak up the water, containing bacteria, so ultimately it all has to be removed and refitted.
Click here for information on Hydro Cleansing’s emergency flood response services.
To find out more about flooding in the UK watch ‘The Year Britain Flooded‘ which aired on Tuesday 12th February at 9pm on Channel 4.
Thanks to urban explorers and modern photographic technology, some of the most magnificent hidden engineering triumphs lying, hidden, beneath the streets of the world’s greatest cities have been recorded, in all their former glory, and posted online.
Below are some of Hydro Cleansing’s favorite snaps of sewers and drains, from London’s arched, Victorian Gothic drains, to still working ancient Roman systems and infamous giant storm drains.
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:
Prague, Czech Republic
London, Manchester & Brighton, UK
Hamburg & Trier, Germany
To find out more click the image below for more information on tours in your desired destination: