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London sewers saved from 15 tonne ball of grease

London Sewer Grease Ball

A team of sewerage workers took three weeks to clear bus-sized toxic ball of fat that threatened to flood streets with sewage.

A london sewer worker has become an unlikely hero after taking three weeks to defeat a toxic 15-tonne ball of congealed fat the size of a bus that came close to turning parts of the London borough of Kingston upon Thames into a cesspit.

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Blocked Drains Caused By Wet Wipes Increasing

Blocked Drains Caused By Wet Wipes

Cresco Services have spoken out in support of recent figures from Thames Water, the UK’s largest water company with 14 million customers. Thames Water reported that they deal with 3,500 incidents a month in the London and Thames Valley areas of blocked drains caused by wet wipes. These blocked drains alone add up to an annual cost of £12 million to clear up.

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Drain Investigation after floods in Essex

Drain Investigation

Businesses along Southend seafront were affected by sewage after a pipe burst.

Overflowing drains that contributed to flooding in many parts of Essex at the weekend are to be investigated for problems, Anglian Water has said. A deluge of rain caused flooding in Southend and other areas, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, some have estimated. Anglian Water said it would work with councils and agencies to “understand if any lessons can be learned.”

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Water Usage Advice

Water Usage Advice

With the extremity of the weather across the UK it’s become harder to predict the weekly forecast and good water usage advice is always welcome. Early in 2012, many areas were suffering from low water reserves and were prepared for a hosepipe ban. This was not the case. Shortly after this period, there was a dramatic increase in rainfall which in some areas, lead to flooding. This year we were surprised by a shock heatwave, which couldn’t be complained about although, this erratic weather is having a negative effect on households, especially those on water metres.

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Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering members

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry. Cresco Services Ltd are members of CIPHE, forming part of the 10,000 strong membership, all with a wide range of backgrounds. The majority of these members live in the UK however, some are located in other parts of the world, but wish to retain the professionalism of this institution.

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