Missconnections

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Do you know what a misconnection is? We didn’t until we were asked to help others know what they are, the impacts on bathing water quality and what to look for. A misconnection is when the waste water pipes to sinks, or toilets, are not connected (misconnection) to the sewer pipes that go directly to… Read more »

10-tonne ‘fatberg’ removed from west London sewer after causing £400,000 worth of damage

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A 10-tonne ‘fatberg’ measuring 40-metres-long has been removed from a sewer under a street in Chelsea, west London. The Chelsea fatberg was so heavy it broke the pipe in the 1940s sewer under Draycott Avenue and Walton Street in March, leaving Thames Water with a £400,000 repair bill. The water company has replaced 22 metres… Read more »

Say hi to Bruce the sewer monster

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Have you guys all met the famous Bruce? If not, then here is your chance to read all about him and his work helping Southern Water promote their ‘Pain in the Drain’ Campaign. Go to https://www.southernwater.co.uk/bruce and make sure you say hi from The Clean Seas Please team.

Thousands of tons of sewer blockers cleared

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  More than 6,000 tons of wet wipes and other sewer blockers made their way into Southern Water’s sewer network between April and November 2014 – the equivalent in weight of 2,000 hippos. Of this, 2,155 tons were cleared from wastewater treatment works in Kent, 2,018 tons from Sussex ,1,853 tons from Hampshire and 165… Read more »

Southern water Treatment Works: Visit into the piles of Ragging and FOG’s

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Clean Seas Please had a tour of the Southern water Treatment Works in Hastings, which cleans the water for Hastings as well as Bexhill. have a look at our video and read about our visit and the different stages the water goes through here: http://youtu.be/CViXEqfWGfQ   The Bexhill and Hastings Wastewater Treatment Works and sludge… Read more »

Fatberg took four days to clear under London’s streets

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This fatberg in London took a team of workers from Thames Water four days to clear. The mixture of congealed fat, wet wipes and other litter was washed into drains or flushed down toilets. Thames Water says the fatberg formed under an 80-metre stretch of Shepherd’s Bush Road, as long as commercial plane. Workers finished… Read more »

Clean Seas Please Event held on 22 August 2014

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Large yellow fish made up of scales on the beach

A huge thank you to everyone who took time out of their bank holiday weekend to come and see us at the Clean Seas Please Event last Friday 22 August. It was lovely to see so many kids enjoying themselves making jelly fish kites, kites made of baby wipes and fish made out of paper… Read more »

Caps on to partnership working!

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Capping dual manholes in our sewer system   In some areas of our town there are single manhole covers allowing access to both the foul (sewer) water and the surface (rain water) pipes.  Over the years some of these have lost the caps that seal the two pipes, which results in the possibility of sewage… Read more »