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What is a Soakaway?

A soakaway is a hole dug into the ground that is filled with coarse stone and rubble or plastic crates. It allows water to filter through it, and literally soak into the ground (away). Soakaways are used to manage surface water at its source, and serve as an alternative option to draining off surface water […]


What is a P Trap Gully?

A gully trap is a device that connects a drain pipe to an underground drainage system, allowing water to enter the system while preventing any smells and gases from foul drains escaping into the air.  In fact, its name describes its purpose. A gully is a drainage system designed to control surface water, usually rain, […]

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Lead Water Pipes

The use of lead water pipes was banned in the 1970s because of health risks, however properties built before then may still contain lead pipework. Lead pipework can be traced all the way back to the Roman era; with the chemical symbol for lead (Pb) inspired by the Latin word plumbum; from which plumber derives. […]

Urgent Rail Drone Survey

The Customer UKDN Waterflow (LG) is a PCL (Principal Contractor Licence) contractor for Network Rail, the public body that owns and manages most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales. Network Rail directly manages 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and 19 of the UK’s busiest railway stations. The Challenge UKDN […]