Flood Emergency Response

Local flood prevention plans and flood advice

Flood prevention plans for Newhaven announced by Environment Agency After last weekend’s unprecedented rainfall struck Cumbria and other parts of North West England and Scotland, our thoughts go out to the people and businesses affected by the floods, particularly at this time of year. Locally, we in Sussex have had our own problems with flooding […]

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Hazardous Waste Disposal – what your business needs to know

As a business, you legally have a duty of care to ensure that any waste which is classified as Hazardous causes no harm or damage to people or the environment. The classifications for what is considered Hazardous were updated earlier this year to harmonise existing EU legislation.  This means some businesses that previously were not […]

Drain Jetting

Winter advice from CountyClean Environmental Services

Prevent Blocked drains from causing you or your business unnecessary headaches Blocked drains can be an unsuspected problem for many homeowners and businesses at this time of year.  Build up of all manner of debris from leaves, twigs, and other rubbish coming into the drainage system from the ground can go onto meet other debris […]

Investment in Safety and the Environment

Focus on… Euro 6 Engines CountyClean Environmental Services has a proactive approach to ensuring the company is ahead of the game when it comes to Safety & the Environment.  Each year the company invests heavily into these areas.  The focus of this post is to share some information on the revised Emission standards for engines […]

Beach

English beaches set to fail bathing water quality standards

New EU standards for bathing water quality Beaches in Blackpool, Ilfracombe, Hastings and Margate among those set to fail new safety standards for bathing water quality in 2015, despite bathing water quality at public swimming spots being cleaner than ever last year. Beaches monitored for bathing water quality Water at the 417 bathing spots monitored […]

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Septic Tank Emptying Advice

Septic Tank Emptying Prevents Pollution   If you have been putting off your septic tank emptying  there is a risk that the outlet in your septic system may block, causing your septic tank to spill sewage into the local environment and pollute the watercourse. If this happens, and your septic tank is the source of the problem, […]

Beautiful Sussex countryside

What to Plant on a Septic Tank Soakaway

  Gardening on a Septic Tank Soakaway The Sussex countryside is beginning to bloom and gardeners have been busy planting their gardens for the summer months ahead. For those with a sewage treatment plant or a septic tank, gardeners should think carefully about what to plant in their septic tank soakaway or drainage field.   What is […]

Duke of Gloucester

Duke Visits Flagship Treatment Works at Peacehaven

The Duke of Gloucester popped in to see Southern Water’s multi-award winning £300M treatment works in Peacehaven. He was opening a new park in the area yesterday and had asked to combine the trip with a visit to Southern Water’s flagship site, which officially opened in October 2013. During the tour, led by Southern Water […]

Pump Station Services

Pumping Station Transfer of Ownership

Pumping Station Transfer to Utility Companies What is a private pumping station? A water pumping station is a wet well fitted with pumps that transfer the waste-water and sewage to the main line sewer network. Typical properties that use waste water pump stations include, holiday parks, business parks, properties below sea level, small housing developments, annexed properties and remote […]

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Thames Water Tackles Misconnections – WWT

Thames Water Improves River Quality A five year investigation by Thames Water and the Environment Agency has corrected hundreds of customer misconnections in North London which saw household appliances, including toilets, emptying straight into rivers and streams. Waste water entering rivers and streams A project to survey 2,600 homes around Finchley’s Strawberry Vale Brook revealed […]