01 Feb Drain Strain. It’s time to Prepare
Teamology 247 is soon to start sponsoring a project to help the local council of Brighton & Hove.
Tarmac (short for tarmacadam, or tar-penetration macadam) is a type of road surfacing material patented by Edgar Purnell Hooley back in 1901. Since then we have covered vast areas across our towns and cities in tarmac. Though this creates a smooth surface to drive or walk on it has also drastically reduced natural drainage. Instead more water than ever is forced to travel down our main drains which renders them having to cope with larger volumes of waste rain water pouring down them than ever before.
The problem is that a lot of our city drains are combined to carry away both rain water and waste sewerage meaning that during heavy rain downpours these combined sewers cannot hold all the water so sewage spills in to near by rivers and seas occur. Due to climate change increasing rain fall, people building extensions thus using up more natural drainage areas and new developments it is expected that this problem is to become more severe.
The most effective solution to this is to lay new drains to separate waste rain water from waste sewerage drainage. Though a daunting task to take on for any local council to avoid further sewage spills in to the environment this will require to be done soon.
Teamology 247 is soon to start sponsoring a project to help the local council of Brighton & Hove to updates their city drainage maps so that the most strained drainage systems can be located and replaced first