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Thames Water says drainage system 'overwhelmed'

31/12/2012
Thames Water says its drainage system has been overwhelmed by recent heavy rain and flooding. The company has received calls from a large number of customers reporting problems such as overflowing sewers and drains. Flood warnings have eased along the...

Downpours make 2012 England’s wettest year on record

28/12/2012
The year started with hose pipe bans and warnings of drought. It has ended as the wettest in England since records began. The Met Office said that at 1,095.8 millimetres the average rainfall across England in 2012 had already breached the previous...

Southern Water's Christmas song is YouTube hit

27/12/2012
Southern Water’s Christmas song has been watched more than 2,000 times on YouTube in more than 20 countries around the world. The song encourages people to give the sewers a treat this Christmas by keeping them clear of festive fat. Since going onto...

Food giant fined for trade effluent discharge

24/12/2012
Premier Foods Group Limited, the UK’s largest food producer, has been fined £15,000 for exceeding legal limits in the amount of trade effluent it discharged into Severn Trent Water’s sewer system. The company has also been ordered to pay legal costs of...

Sustainable sewage treatment earns award

23/12/2012
Sewage treatment enjoyed a rare moment in the spotlight at this year's Cornwall Sustainability Awards, when South West Water's team at Hayle Sewage Treatment Works won the resource management category. One of the by-products of the sewage treatment...