Thames Water trials smart sewer tech to reduce pollution from blockages

More than 300 sewer level monitors have been rolled out and are being put to test in Henley, West Ham and Harlesden in London

Thames Water reports ’40kg mass of wet wipes pulled from sewer’ as blockages spike

The UK’s largest water and wastewater company warns there has been a 20% increase in blockages during coronavirus lockdown

Holland & Barrett to stop selling wet wipes in fight against fatbergs

Wet wipes are said to account for around 80% of blockages in sewers, costing an estimated £100m a year to clear

Flushing waste costs Scottish Water £7m a year

Blockages caused by household waste – such as baby nappies, wipes and grease – being flushed down the toilets are costing Scottish Water millions of pounds every year. The company has revealed it spends around £7 million a year clearing more than 45,000 blockages in the sewer network, with around 80% of them caused by […]