Sewage flood response team prevent spill at west langney lake
Heavy rain, tidal surges and strong winds have all played their part in saturating the ground and causing silt and debris to threaten an over-spill and flood from the sewer system under West Langney Lake at Eastbourne Levels. The resulting blockage required an immediate response from a sewage flood response team and could have caused a major pollution incident at the site of national conservation interest (SNCI) with raw sewage flooding the local environment. The location of the blockage in the middle of the site is too far from the roadside for standard jetting units to access.
CountyClean Environmental Services and their sewage flood response team brought in specialist equipment from their fleet to clear the debris and silt from deep underground.
To carry out this difficult work required their custom-built, high pressure water-jetting Portareel, fitted with caterpillar tracks, to cross the saturated site without damaging the land.
The Portareel acts as an extension allowing their recycling jetting unit to remain on the roadside and extend its reach to half a kilometre.
Water was fed from their recycling jetting unit under high pressure to a jetting head that propelled its way through the sewerage system clearing everything in its path and restoring normal flow.
CountyClean Environmental Services has recently won new business within the utilities sector, with its services for flood response and heavy jetting services across London and the southeast.
This follows careful planning by the board of the company, who have made a significant and timely investment in plant and equipment to accommodate a predicted upturn in activity from this sector in line with the upturn in the economy.