Water UK calls for sewer protection

September 2007
Utility Week;9/21/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 22, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports that Water UK has called for stricter checks before road or highway drains are connected to water company sewers. Presently, council or highway agencies can connect new drains to sewers without informing the relevant water company. According to Water UK environmental and scientific adviser Steve Ntifo, because no checks were made to make sure a sewer had adequate capacity, these extra connections could overload the sewers and cause overflows in times of heavy rain.


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