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9 eco-friendly swaps for your everyday beauty routine

At UKDN, we see first-hand the weird and wonderful items that end up down the toilet. That’s why we’re on a mission to change the UK’s flushing habits and work towards a healthier planet – starting with our drains! Early in the year, we conducted a survey to get to the bottom of what the […]

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Rats: Facts vs Fiction

’You are never more than six feet away from a rat’ is a phrase we often hear. After all, there are so many theories about the rats that lurk beneath our cities and, having come across plenty of rodent-infested drains, we thought it was our duty to determine fact from fiction. Let’s start with our […]

soakaway illustration

What is a Soakaway?

A soakaway is a very effective way of dealing with surface water.  Traditional soakaways collect all the surface water run-off into one point and then allow the water to percolate in a controlled manner into the surrounding ground/earth in the area where it falls.  A soakaway drain feeds the water into the central collection point.  […]

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Trees and drainage – getting to the root of the issue

The heatwave being experienced across Britain during summer 2018 may lead to an autumn and winter of increased tree root infestation problems in drainage pipes. Prolonged periods of dry weather can cause significant soil cracking and ground movement, which can increase the risk of displacement and cracking drainage pipes. This, in turn, gives tree roots, […]

root ingress in drainage pipework

Drain Maintenance: getting to the root of the issue

Trees are a much-loved part of the British landscape. Success in creating a sustainable and pleasant environment is often measured by how many trees have been preserved or planted. Yet trees are also regularly blamed for causing damage to the built environment, including buildings, walls, and underground drainage pipes. In some parts of the UK, […]

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Jason braves the hottest London Marathon for child cancer charity

Lining supervisor Jason Wade has completed the hottest ever London Marathon in memory of the children of two friends who died from cancer. Jason, who works at the UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd operational centre in Slough, Berkshire, has raised more than £2,300 for the Children With Cancer UK. The charity supported two children – one […]

Sian fishes out plastic from river

Sian joins the river clean-up team to battle plastic pollution

  Business Development Manager Sian Jones has joined conservation volunteers to clear plastic pollution from the banks and waters of a river that flows into the Thames. Sian, based at the UKDN Waterflow (LG) offices in Slough, pictured above, worked with more than 50 other volunteers along the Jubilee River which runs through the Berkshire […]

Wastewater responsibility

A Guide to Wastewater Responsibility

A grim topic, and not one that we like to think about. Often wastewater is out of sight, therefore out of mind. making dealing with your wastewater pipes not the highest of priorities. However, it should be and often there is confusion around who is responsible for what sewage pipes. To help, UKDN Waterflow have […]

Clean water responsibility

A Guide to Clean Water Responsibility

Boundaries, an issue that is constantly questioned by customers and professionals alike as to who is responsible? Well we can shed some light on this and help put your minds at ease as to who looks after what. First of all we would like to bring your attention to the illustration below. Here you will […]