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Sewer blockages and flooding

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The amount of water entering our drains and sewers is ever increasing due to wetter climates and hard surfaces causing more surface water runoff. Add in the thousands of blockages occurring in our sewers every year and this can result in easily avoidable flood events. By following simple actions, everyone can help to reduce the number of sewer blockages and in turn lessen the chance of flooding.

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How can dredging and gravel removal reduce the risk of flooding?

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In times of prolonged extreme wet weather over large river catchments the flow capacity of rivers may be exceeded, leading to fluvial flooding as streams and rivers cannot cope with these large amounts of water. After such events there are often calls for rivers to be dredged to allow them to carry more water and potentially lessen the effects of flooding, the advantages and disadvantages of which are still surrounded in controversy.

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Beyond Flood Re

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This blogs looks at the issues surrounding incentivising homeowners to protect their property from flooding and the changes that need to be made to ensure flood insurance remains accessible once Flood Re comes to an end.

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