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Different Types of Drains and Sewers

Our drains and sewers are in use all day, every day, all year round, However, unless something’s wrong with them, little thought is paid to the inner workings of our sewage system, despite the crucial role they play in our everyday lives. In this article, we’re going to look at the different types of drains and sewers and how they work.    Different Sewer Materials  Brick Sewers Brick tends to be used for the construction of large sewers. Bricks can be assembled in any shape, which is why they were so popular in the past, but with the onset of different,…

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What Happens to Sewage?

Where does our wastewater go? We take our drainage and our sewage systems for granted – they perform an invaluable service that keeps us from experiencing some incredibly unpleasant and potentially dangerous issues, and in this article we’re going to look at the journey of wastewater and how it’s dealt with.    Drainage When we flush the toilet or drain the sink, the wastewater travels down our drains and into large sewage pipes under the road. Most properties have their own sewer pipe – once our wastewater passes through this pipe, it joins the wider sewage network which transports it to…

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Dangers of Raw Sewage

Aside from being generally unpleasant, raw sewage can pose a significant threat to the lives of humans. In this article, we are going to look at the diseases that can be caused by exposure to raw sewage.   Salmonella Salmonella can survive outside a host, which means it is one of the most dangerous types of bacteria that inhabit raw sewage. Salmonella can cause an array of different and potentially fatal diseases, including gastroenteritis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever.   E. coli Escherichia coli, to give it its full name, is commonly found in sewage. It is associated with food poisoning, but…

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