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The difference between Public and Private drainage

The difference between Public and Private drainage

So what is an “adopted drain” anyway? Drainage is typically a highly time critical part of any construction project as it is usually one of the last things an architect will consider as part of their design, but the first thing a contractor will want to...
Purchasing A House With A Septic Tank?

Purchasing A House With A Septic Tank?

What does drainage have to do with a house purchase? WCI receives daily calls from people purchasing a property with off-mains drainage, sometimes only days away from exchange. In most cases, the caller has been told by their solicitors that they should get an expert...
Why Should I Service My Sewage Treatment Plant?

Why Should I Service My Sewage Treatment Plant?

It is a very good question and one we hear a lot. However, when we rattle off a few reasons why, it soon becomes apparent that with the right maintenance, a sewage treatment plant can last a very long time without carrying out major works on it!   Here are a few...
Southern Water Hit With Record Fine

Southern Water Hit With Record Fine

Southern Water hit with record £126m penalty after ‘serious failures’ The Company faces prosecution by the Environment Agency following discovery of wastewater spills. The water regulator said the company had showed ‘scant regard for its responsibilities to...
Top 5 Reasons For Soakaway Failure

Top 5 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 as a soakaway) failure increase. Year after year the pattern continues and quite often, we get re-occurring calls from the...
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...