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:
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.