sewer drain News

  • ‘Sewers are for Sewerage`

    On World Toilet Day last week, the UK water industry launched a Sewer Network Action Programme (SNAP) to stop blockages and protect quality of life. The sewerage system works on behalf of the citizens out of sight and out of mind. However, the sewers also depend on the users to keep them working properly. No-one whose house has been flooded will ever question the point of events such as ...

  • ASTM C14 - 11 standard specification for nonreinforced concrete sewer, storm drain, and culvert pipe

    This specification covers nonreinforced concrete pipe intended to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts. Pipe manufactured according to this specification shall be of three classes of nonreinforced concrete pipe identified as Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. These pipes shall conform to the strength requirements given in this ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM C1675 - 11 standard practice for installation of precast reinforced concrete monolithic box sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers

    This practice is useful as a reference by an owner and the owner’s engineer in preparing project specifications. 1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers the installation of precast reinforced concrete box sections cast monolithically and intended to be used for the conveyance of storm water, industrial wastes and sewage, and for passageways. 1.2 The ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Settlement requires Boston Water and Sewer commission to remedy sewer and stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a consent decree lodged in federal court today, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will implement extensive remedial measures to minimize the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into the water bodies in and around Boston, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The BWSC will also pay a civil penalty of $235,000 for ...

  • London sewer flooding threat banished

    The Norland Square scheme, which was due to be completed in March next year, cost £6.1m. The scheme includes 540 metres of new sewers including one 280 metre-long, 1.5 metre-diameter tunnel. It will protect 109 homes around Norland Square and Holland Road from the misery of sewer flooding, which is when wastewater backs up in household drains. Prunella Khalawan, Thames Water's project manager for ...

  • 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 ...


  • Kenaten cosmetics, now protected by Safe Drain

    Shampoo ingredient spill cost company US$80k in fines A main ingredient of shampoo spilled into a north Redding creek last week, causing a lather and killing about 80 fish. Workers with National Response Corporation Environmental Services in Chico still were cleaning up the spill Thursday from the Kematen Cosmetics USA plant on Mountain Lakes Boulevard into Buckeye Creek. ...

  • Inflatable Sewer Line Test Plug

    You may need to plug your sewer line during a disaster as a back flowing sewer can cause considerable property damage and pose health hazards. You can avoid those promlems by way of plugging. Buy an inflatable sewer plug (test plug) that matches the size of your main sewer pipe. You can check our products easily. Our ...


    By PLUGCO

  • New Sewer Regulations will increase demand for Inspections

    Following recent changes to private sewer ownership and in anticipation of a heightened demand for pipe inspection work, Ashtead Technology has expanded its fleet of inspection crawlers and push-rod cameras. Ashtead Technology's Alan Hasson says, "More pipes will need to be inspected as a result of the new regulations, so we have made additional investments in our instrument fleet in order to ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • $291,000 Grant to Keokuk, Iowa, for Sewer Project

    EPA Region 7 has awarded $291,000 to the City of Keokuk, Iowa, for improvements to its sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “The grant will improve aging water infrastructure and spearhead new projects that will reduce sewer overflows and improve water quality. These water infrastructure funds will help fund ...

  • Pipe bursting equipment manufacturer and sewer contractor

    When sewer inspection and maintenance lead to sewer repair or replacement, there are a few key things a homeowner needs to know. While the sewer contractor is of prime importance, the equipment and methods the contractor uses are also critical to the overall outcome of the job. When all established methods of sewer lateral rehabilitation are on the table—open-cut excavation, CIPP lining, ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Plan for less water down drain warns UK environment agency report

    Drainage design standards should be reviewed and guidance developed for retrofitting water efficient fixtures and fittings to ensure sewerage systems can work with less water, says the just-released Environment Agency report ‘Less Water To Waste’. The joint investigation by scientists and water experts examined concerns that increasing water efficiency in the home and office could result in bad ...

  • EPA invites public to meeting on ten-mile drain site

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will hold an open house followed by a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 26, to update the community on the ongoing investigation and provide details about the next phase of work at the Ten-Mile Drain site in St. Clair Shores, Mich. At the open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 26, at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 E. 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, ...

  • `Drain detectives` carry out pollution checks in Lyme Regis

    The Environment Agency is taking to the streets of Lyme Regis, checking for signs of pollution. The Agency will carry out a detailed inspection of the town’s drains in the bid to pinpoint possible sources of pollution including misconnections that might be impacting on bathing water quality in Lyme Regis. Officers are walking along the river and inspecting the areas around Combined Sewer ...

  • Private sewers transfer good news for UK consumers - but at a price

    The Consumer Council for Water has welcomed the announcement by Defra that privately-owned sewers and lateral drains will be transferred to sewerage companies in England in 2011, as it will benefit consumers, but the change will come at a price. Until 2011, responsibility for private sewers and lateral drains will remain with the owners of the properties they are connected to. Up to 50 per ...


  • U.S. to join action against the Boston water and sewer commission (MA)

    The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has filed a Motion to Intervene in U.S. District Court in a case against the Boston Water and Sewer Commission for violations of the Clean Water Act.  The United States is seeking to join a case filed earlier this year by the Conservation Law Foundation. The Complaint included with the United States’ motion ...

  • Sewer Gases Create Health & Safety Hazards for Building Occupants

    Most people can recall having at one time or another entered a building and been overwhelmed by a strong odor.  For some unfortunate individuals, this scenario happens every time they enter their home.   Odors can come from many sources, but one of the most frequent is due to sewer gases infiltrating a building’s occupied space.  According to the Wisconsin Department of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Biggest fatberg in UK history discovered in London`s sewers

    You may remember our blog on the waste that's waiting to cost you thousands, or you could have received our 'what lies beneath your feet' email. You may have thought we were exaggerating when it came to the importance of being FOG smart. Well now the true horror in ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Sewer Gases can cause Unpleasant Odors and Create Safety Concerns

    Most people have at one time or another entered a building and been overwhelmed by a strong odor.  Odors can come from many sources, but one of the most frequent is due to sewer gases infiltrating a building’s occupied space.   Sewer gases are a complex combination of toxic and non-toxic gases.  They can be present at varying levels in an indoor environment depending upon the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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