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The Environmental Credentials of EDS

10th July 2019 · Categories: Company News.

Here at Express Drainage Solutions, we take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We recognise that our activities can potentially have an impact on the environment, and so we make attempts to understand these impacts, creating plans to effectively mitigate them where possible.    What EDS does for the environment  As one of the world’s […]

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Why Do Cesspits Still Exist?   

30th May 2019 · Categories: General News, Interesting, and Septic Tanks.

  It is estimated that over three million UK households are still using cesspits or septic tanks, opting out of using the standard main sewer system – usually out of necessity. Cesspits may be regarded as a backward or old-fashioned system, but they still have benefits for some homeowners in certain areas of the country. […]

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What happens to water that goes down the drain?

1st April 2019 · Categories: General News.

We often take water for granted – it appears and disappears as easily as turning on a tap. It may also be tempting to wash beauty products, medicine, and other chemicals down the drain too, for an easy disposal – but this approach can be harmful to lakes, rivers and other water bodies.   To […]

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Poor Drainage Decisions Affecting Sea Life

22nd June 2018 · Categories: Drainage and Waste.

We’ve written before about the dangers and issues associated with contaminated drainage and improper usage in the home, but we’re going to look at the wider impact of such problems in this piece. Marine pollution is a widespread and serious issue, affecting all of the world’s marine and sea life with varying degrees of severity. […]

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Working Together To Prevent Fatbergs

2nd February 2018 · Categories: Drainage and Waste.

If you’re confused by the word ‘fatberg’, you’re not alone. It’s a term that is only ever used in certain industries, and unless you’ve been unfortunate enough to be directly affected by one, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever encountered one. However, they are becoming more of an issue for private and public drainage systems alike. […]

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Old toilet facilities

What are the health risks associated with sewage leaks in your home?

28th September 2017 · Categories: Facts. Tags: drainage, health risks, sewage, and sewage leaks.

Sewage leaks can occur in the home at any moment, sometimes without warning. The first things that spring to mind when it comes to leaks is the damage and the inconvenience they cause, but with certain types of leaks, there are also health concerns to take into account. If you are unfortunate enough to experience […]

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New build homes

New homes, new drainage issues

26th July 2017 · Categories: Drainage and Flooding.

In the UK, the increasing demand for housing means property developers are not wasting any time in building thousands, if not millions of new homes across the country. From semi-detached homes in new-build estates to sprawling mansions for those with enormous bank accounts, these pristine properties are springing up at a rapid rate. Whether providing […]

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Is the Thames Tideway Super Sewer Futureproof?

22nd April 2017 · Categories: General News and Waste.

London today is one of the world’s leading metropolitan cities, with 8+ million inhabitants, countless multinational companies, as well as being the official residence of the Royal family. However, the city hasn’t always been the slick, efficient operation. In 1858, Parliament considered a move to Oxford because of something known as ‘The Great Stink’. Thanks […]

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