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Top five reasons for soakaway failure

Top five reasons for soakaway failure

As winter approaches every year and the wet weather sets in, the expected number of calls reporting drainage field (or more commonly referred to soakaway) failure increase. Year after year the pattern continues and quiet often we get reoccurring calls from the same...

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64 metre ‘fatberg’ discovered in Devon

64 metre ‘fatberg’ discovered in Devon

A block of hardened fat, oil and wet-wipes longer than six double-decker buses was discovered in the sewer beneath The Esplanade in Sidmouth, Devon. It has been predicted that it will take South West Water workers eight weeks to cut up and remove the 64-metre...

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The Facts: Grease Management Systems

The Facts: Grease Management Systems

Fats, oils and grease (FOGs) clog drainage pipes. The FOGs sticks to the sides of pipes decreasing the pipe's capacity and eventually blocking the pipe entirely. Other problems include a reduction of a private treatment system’s performance, smell issues and eventual...

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The Top 3 Reasons Sewage Treatment Plants Fail

The Top 3 Reasons Sewage Treatment Plants Fail

Here at WCI we service a large number and variety of private sewage treatment plants. When I was asked to list the top three reasons why a plant would fail, I whittled my rather long list to:   1.       Electrical Issues It really could be as simple as a power outage,...

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