Don't DIY a Blocked Drain - Call Professionals

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You're in a rush - you're already late for work, and yet something seems "off" as you leave the house. There's a smell in the air. . . ah, it could be a blocked drain.

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Modern Drainage Systems, Inspired by Romans

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Most modern-day drainage systems have been inspired or influenced by the complex system that Ancient Romans used to use. Romans had "latrines"composed of a wooden board with holes cut out to act as a toilet seat; below these "latrines"was a giant trench with water that, when flushed, ran to a central channel to the main sewers; these then discharged to a nearby river or stream. It is presumed that between 800 and 750 BC, the first ever sewers of ancient Rome were built.

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The History of CCTV Technology (1942 to Present)

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In today's age, CCTV technology is something we take advantage of. Over 90% of the world employ the use of this technology in their homes, streets and businesses, this has become something we have accepted.

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A Primer on Culverts

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Culverts have been in existence since ancient times, used by the Romans for their aqueducts and Egyptians to channel water from the Nile river. Culverts are used by a lot of businesses and residences if they have some water issues and they're used by cities within their drainage systems to minimize the risk of floods.

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A Look at Flood Prevention Measures

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If you live in a flood risk area, then you must take necessary steps to ensure little-to-no damages occur; these damages can range from health threats to property damage and in some cases even death. Below are some things you can do to minimize these risks. Buy Flood Insurance.

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Thames Tideway Tunnel: the Future of London Sewerage Systems?

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By now, you have probably heard about the latest project of London, The Thames Tideway Tunnel; but the question everyone is asking is what exactly is it? Well you're in luck as that is what we will be discussing here. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is the solution that Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd came up with to overcome the excess overflows that the current London sewerage system has. The proposed design of the tunnel is that it will be 25 km long and 65 meters deep; it will run from Acton Storm Tanks, under the tidal section of the Thames, through central London and make its way to the Abbey Mills pumping station.

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