Low-flush loos could leave drains blocked

April 2008
Utility Week;4/11/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 23, p41
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This article deals with the British Environment Agency's report titled "Less Water to Waste." The Environment Agency has issued a warning over the capability of some drainage systems to cope with water-efficient devices. The environmental regulator had investigated concerns that very low flush volumes could result in bad smells and flooding from blocked drains. The report concluded that drains serving multiple single-occupancy dwellings, particularly those with wide or low-gradient pipework, could be vulnerable to blockage.


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