Water and wastewater services for Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Your wastewater

From sewers to surface water
and blocked drains, here you'll find information about our wastewater services

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Facts and stats

  • About 70% of blockages are usually as a result of fat, oil, grease and unflushables 
  • It costs homeowners around £85 to clear a blockage south east, although it can easily run into hundreds of pounds if it’s complicated 
  • Every year we clear over 23,000 on the 39,600KM of sewers, caused by fat, oil, grease and unflushables 
  • Last year in Kent, we removed 2,652 tonnes of unflushable items - the equivalent weight of 209 double-decker buses 
  • Last year in Hampshire, we removed 6,353 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 160 double-decker buses 
  • Last year in Sussex, we removed 6,740 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 161 double-decker buses 
  • Last year in the Isle of Wight, we removed 729 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 11 double-decker buses 
  • Around 240,000 sewer blockages in England and Wales every year are due to fat, oil, grease and unflushables 
  • Nearly a third (31%) of all pollutions that involve sewage overflowing into the environment are caused by fat, oil, grease and unflushables
 
 
 
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