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  • Builders fill sewer with concrete

    A WATER company is suing a house builder for £500,000 after they stopped people flushing their loos by pouring 30 tonnes of concrete down a sewer. The blunder caused chaos in Salford, Lancashire when the concrete set hard along about 43 metres of the public Victorian sewer. People could not flush their toilets for three days on Aspull Walk, Salford as engineers installed an emergency ...


    By United Utilities

  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • SolidAT win sewer monitoring project in 3 major municipalities

    SolidAT together with a local partner won a bid to monitor sewer in 3 major municipalities in Israel (Holon, Netanya and Raanana). In total a several dozens of SmartScan 50 ultrasonic level sensors will monitor the sewer level and provide combined sewer overflow alerts. The municipalities chose our solution over competition due to the high performance of the ultrasonic sensor and high end ...

  • Sewer Gas Testing and Consulting Services Allow Residents of Puerto Rico to Breathe Easier

    Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school or building depending on various circumstances. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. There can be highly toxic components of sewer gas which include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Innovyze releases InfoMaster sewer; next generation analytics-centric asset management for smart water networks for digital utilities

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of InfoMaster Sewer for the enterprise management and analysis of sewer collection system data. The InfoMaster product suite provides critical insight to all utility enterprise ...


    By Innovyze

  • Identifying Sewer Gas and Air Quality Issues in New York Buildings Allows Residents to Breathe Easier

    Most people have at one time or another walked into a home or building and were faced with the unpleasant odors associated with sewer gas. Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school, business, or other type of building depending on various circumstances.   Sewer gas is formed during the decay ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Tips for Preventing Interior Sources of Water Damage & Mold in Properties across Puerto Rico

    Late last month, Tropical Storm Erika brought much needed rain to drought stricken Puerto Rico.  The moisture provided welcome relief to the region and only minor property damage due to the rain.   Even though much of Puerto Rico has been under severe or extreme drought conditions, properties across the islands are still susceptible to water damage and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Inspect for Common Interior Sources of Water Leaks to Prevent Damage in Homes and Commercial Buildings

    Water damage in all types of buildings is one of the most common causes for an insurance claim.  It can be caused by everything from a natural flooding event or indoor plumbing leak to a sewer backup, faulty hot water heater and numerous other reasons. Water can destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings.  Its presence can even lead to costly structural ...

  • Don`t let fat put a drain on Christmas

    Tipping left over fat and grease from the Christmas turkey down the kitchen sink could cause some unwelcome woes this holiday, and the Consumer Council for Water is calling for consumers to think twice before dumping fat, oil or grease down the drain. It is all too easy to simply rinse the fat and oil from greasy pots and pans down the drain with soap and hot water, but as the fat cools it will ...


  • Zimbabwe engulfed by sewage

    To get to Sinikiwe MaKhumalo's doorstep in Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo, visitors have to step on a thin plank perched precariously over a trench that prevents sewage from flowing into her house. The 57-year-old grandmother has endured this arrangement to access her home in the city's Old Magwegwe working class suburb for the past five months after a sewer burst close to her ...


    By United Nations

  • UEMSI Attends the 2013 APWA Illinois Chapter Conference

    The theme of the APWA 2013 Conference in Peoria, IL was that of prevention. Municipalities and contractors alike came together to share ideas on how to keep unexpected equipment repairs from eating up much of their time. UEMSI, a recognized dealer for Hadronex, were on-hand to offer solutions to meet this need. Municipalities are always looking for solutions when it comes to preventing sewage ...

  • Riobra to optimise key flemish wastewater networks

    Belgian wastewater utility Riobra has successfully implemented MWH Soft"s InfoNet solution to plan, construct, renovate and maintain a number of key Flemish wastewater networks. Central to Riobra"s approach are its GIS system and its enterprise administrative database, iSeries. The company"s goal is to keep these systems up to date so that it can provide accurate information to its customers - ...

  • GreaseTrapSupply - The Leading Online Suppliers

    The use of grease traps or inceptors is a modern way to maintain hygiene and cleanliness. Grease interceptors serve to help protect municipal sewer, drainage and water treatment facilities from being obstructed, damage or disabled from fat-, oil-, grease-laden wastewater discharged by commercial or residential kitchen. The grease traps are strongly recommended for removing and retaining grease ...


  • Cleaning Worcester`s water without breaking the bank

    New England's second largest city is working towards better control of polluted stormwater to its streams, ponds and lakes with a newly proposed draft stormwater permit, developed jointly by the U.S. EPA and the state of Massachusetts. Formally proposed Friday after two years of discussions, the permit is intended to provide improved environmental protection in the city of Worcester, population ...

  • West Haven, Conn. fined for Illegal Sewage Discharges; Will Take Action to Significantly Reduce Sewage Discharges to New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound

    A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven, Conn. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system. The agreement is between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ...

  • American Leak Detection Promotes Pool Safety This Summer

    Leak Detection Specialist Offers Maintenance and Safety TipsPALM SPRINGS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/10 -- American Leak Detection reminds local families that installing drain covers, fences, gates, and other safety devices in and around pools can help prevent pool accidents this summer. "Parents and caregivers who take an active role in identifying and protecting against pool hazards are ...


    By Marketwire

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