Giant ‘fatberg’ cut out of London sewers

Repairs to London drains began this week after a giant ‘fatberg’ as big as a bus was cut out of the London sewer system. Called Britain’s “biggest ever” fatberg by Thames Water, the rancid block of food fat and wet wipes was removed from drains under London Road in Kingston. The disgusting fat had reduced […]

Water companies pick up tab for private sewers

Private sewers in England and Wales will change hands from householders to water companies under a new overhaul of regulations drawn up by the Government. Drains and sewers that run under people’s property or gardens and connect to the public sewer system will be run by companies from 1 October 2011. It is estimated that […]