Tackling unflushables in the sewer network

Wholesale Water Theatre
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Water companies face a the daily challenge of maintaining sewer networks and providing customers with a reliable service.  However, there is a continual fight against the problems caused by unfishable items (wipes, nappies, sanitary towels and lumps of solidified fat) that can cause blockages, pollution, out of sewer flooding and on occasion internal flooding of properties.  Around £90M is spent annually clearing blockages nation wide. However total costs, including from pollution and clean-ups is estimated to exceed £200M each year. With this in mind, this seminar will explore various approaches to tackling the challenges presented by unflushables.

Chair: Rachel Dyson, Anglian Water and Chair, Water UK unflushables group 

Tackling unflushables in the sewer network - a collaborative approach with manufacturers and retailers
Rachel Dyson, Anglian Water and Chair, Water UK unflushables group 

Preventing FOG entering their network from food premises

Harvesting FOG from the sewer network – retrieve FOG from sewers to use as fuel

Banning FOG and unfulshables through legislation
David Gibbons, Head of Knowledge & UK Country Manager, Swift Comply 

Rachel Dyson - Anglian Water
David Gibbons, head of knowledge and uk country manager - Swift Comply
Rachel Dyson - Anglian Water

  • The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!
    Jacob Tompkins OBE
    Managing Director, Waterwise
  • A great two days of showcasing innovation
    UWL17 attendee







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  • NTWK
  • WET
  • FH
  • WWT
  • UW