Washing Up Yourself is Good for the Soul

This week in the news, we have the latest stories in our industry to help keep you up to date with everything that’s been happening in drainage news.

Washing up yourself is good for the soul | Letters

Washing dishes

Readers Eric Banks, Clare Hay, Michael Robinson, and Frances Middletondiscuss the environmental and spiritual pros and cons of dishwashersI have to take issue with Jo Steranka (How you can do your bit in the war against climate change, Letters, 18 October). Dishwashers are typically much more efficient than hand … read more

Divers swim through 90ft of raw sewage to reach fatberg that mostly consists of ‘flushable’ wipes


The Charleston Water System said that the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant had a series of clogged pumps on Thursday afternoon. They pulled giant fatbergs out on Monday. … read more

Liverpool led the way on water fountains | Letters

Drinking Fountain 1

Philanthropist Charles Melly saw a free supply of water as an antidote to drunkenness, writes Susan Major. Plus Harry Holloway recalls his favourite public toilet in LondonLondon has made a big splash about installing public drinking fountains (Londoners to get 100 more drinking fountains by 2020, 12 October) but it … read more

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fundBahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas … read more

Sadiq Khan announces 100 new drinking fountains for London

London City

Mayor’s plan builds on success of this year’s scheme to build 20 fountains across the capitalLondon could soon be awash with drinking fountains, with 100 new installations in the pipeline across the capital.This year plans for 20 fountains were unveiled in a joint venture between the mayor of London and … read more

Global warming must not exceed 1.5C, warns landmark UN report

Global Warming

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCCIPCC climate change report – live updates and reactionIn a stark new warning, the world’s leading climate scientists have shown that global warming must be kept to a maximum of 1.5C to lessen the risk of … read more

Author: Greg Child

Greg is an expert in drainage and has been in the business for over 30 years. He's the owner of Coastal Drains Ltd and a very, very friendly chap.

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