Our modern society is defined by several technological innovations and one of these is drainage. Without these systems to deliver water, deal with runoff and properly irrigate the land, civilisation as we know it would quickly grind to a halt.
Unfortunately, problems will still occur from time to time – and with the recent coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are flushing unsuitable toilet roll alternatives down their loos. The irony is that, with so many interconnected systems, the resultant damage can be severe. Here are a few of the environmental impacts of drainage accidents and drain failures and why regular repairs are vital.