Money down the drain

July 2008
Utility Week;7/18/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 13, p43
Trade Publication
The author focuses on the numerous foreign objects found in Great Britain's sewerage system which explains the cause of flooding. The author notes some of the objects found in the system such as rings, toys and even animals, like a piglet which found its way into a sewer and pinned itself among the rags and debris against the filter screen at a rural treatment works. The author also notes how sewers are also used by criminals to hide or dispose of stolen items such as a bag of cameras dumped in a Severn Trent sewer by thieves on the run from the police.


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