Every time you take a shower, flush the loo or wash the dishes the used water is carried along a vast underground network of drains and sewers to our wastewater treatment works, so it can be cleaned and then safely returned to watercourses within the local environment.
With over 48,000 miles of sewers and over 560 treatment works to maintain and operate across the North West, we’re carrying out a range of improvement projects and maintenance work.
The work will help prevent sewer blockages and flooding, help to deal with increased volumes of used water from growing communities or make sure the treatment works operate efficiently. So that the sewers run smoothly and high quality water is returned to the natural environment.
We’ll let you know if we’re working in your community and of course we’ll do all we can to avoid causing any disruption or inconvenience.
Waddicar sewer improvements
We understand how upsetting sewer flooding can be, and how much distress and inconvenience it causes. In summer 2020 we started work to help make sure that the sewer network in Waddicar can take more used water to our treatment works during periods of heavy rain, and reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the local community.
20,000 sensor installations
It’s always helpful to have advance warning of issues before they become a real problem. We’re often only made aware of blockages or flooding from the sewer network when customers call to let us know. But that’s about to change and you may see our teams out and about in your area.
Dearham sewer improvements
Thanks for your patience while we completed additional investigations and surveys on the sewer network. This has helped us to revise and develop our plans, so we can deliver the best solution. The re-designed and larger scope project will make sure that the sewer network can take more used water to our treatment works during periods of heavy rain, improve the quality of water released back into the environment and reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Dearham.
Middlewich sewer improvements
We’re planning improvements to the sewer network in Middlewich to help improve the quality of water in the River Croco. You can find out more information about our proposals and take a look at drawings and visualisations. We’ve submitted our application to Cheshire East Council
Buerton and Audlem sewer improvements
To help the network operate more efficiently and allow us to treat the used water from growing communities, we're proposing to reduce the facilities at Buerton and install a new sewer pipeline which will transfer the wastewater through to our Audlem site.
Stop the Block
Each year thousands of homes and gardens are affected by sewer flooding. It can be devastating. Click on the links below to find out how to Stop the Block and keep your home and garden blockage and flood-free.
Wash, flush…carry on as normal
You can still flush the loo and continue to use all your appliances or facilities that take away the used water from your home or business.
If you would like to speak to our friendly team, please call us on 0345 672 3723.