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Who is Responsible for a Blocked Drain – Tenant or Landlord?

If you’re renting a property, it is important to understand who is responsible for looking after and maintaining each aspect of the property to avoid any unexpected bills or charges. Drainage can often be an overlooked, yet costly aspect of a property, especially when issues are left unaddressed. Therefore it’s a good idea to brush […]

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Drain Misconnections and How They Affect the Planet

Aside from breaking the law, drain misconnections can have serious environmental implications by posing a threat to rivers, wildlife and our oceans. If you own any type of property, it’s your responsibility to be aware of the risks faulty drainage and misconnections can have on the environment and address them to minimise the impact. What […]

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Building Regulations for Drains and Sewers

Join UKDN Waterflow (LG) as we explore the regulations and laws surrounding drainage and also go through our optimum performance code. The code gives builders, engineers, and homeowners the resources to judge a drainage system and identify whether a drain may be breaking the law or in need of repair. Drain Law and Regulations Regulations […]

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Homebuyer’s Drain Survey

When buying a new house it’s important to ensure no nasty surprises arise – especially after the purchase has been finalised. If problems with a property’s drainage system are left unaddressed or unidentified, it can present a number of costly short and long term consequences. Join the UKDN team as we explain what a home […]

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Drain Maintenance FAQs

Join the UKDN Waterflow (LG) team as we answer some of the most common drain related questions asked every single month on Google.   Q: What does a smelly drain mean?  A: Items that are disposed of down the drain such as food, hair and other substances can get clogged. Bacteria grow on these substances, […]

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What is a CCTV drainage survey?

A CCTV drainage survey is a process for examining the condition of drainage systems remotely with a camera system that records video footage and captures other useful data. The technology has become an essential tool for inspecting and surveying underground drains, sewers, culverts and associated drainage assets safely, quickly and cost-effectively. The techniques and equipment […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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