Earlier this year a new standard for wet wipes was published to help consumers understand which can be flushed. This case is an important test of the new Fine to Flush standard and shows that retailers cannot ignore it. Rachel Dyson, Anglian Water’s Keep It Clear campaign manager said “We are delighted that it has been recognised that companies cannot ignore the Fine to Flush Standard. Companies whose products pass the standard are letting consumers know that their products will break down in the sewer system instead of clogging up sewers and contributing to blockages, fatbergs and sewage overflows.” Currently only two brands have passed the test which allows them to display the Fine To Flush standard on their packaging. Unflushables such as wet wipes contribute to the 80 per cent of the 40,000 blockages across the East of England each year. Most of these blockages are entirely preventable, but instead lead to devastating sewage spills, can harm the environment and cost more than £19million each year to clear.
Hidden underground in Norwich this reservoir usually holds 6 million litres of water for local residents. It was built back in 1871 and has beautiful brick architecture rarely seen by anyone other than those carrying out work. Every 10 years it’s emptied to be inspected and cleaned before being refilled. We took this opportunity to visit and see this incredible space, one of the few reservoirs created in this style. Swipe to see a Victorian photo of the reservoir being built in the 1870s #Norwich #Victorian #victorianarchitecture #VictorianStructure #HiddenNorwich #HiddenNorfolk