In December, Thames Water removed two fatbergs, with a combined weight of almost 100 tonnes, from the sewers beneath London.
Had these not been removed, residents and businesses faced the potential of Christmas being ruined by waste water flooding.
As Thames Water network manager Stephen Pattenden explained, “fatbergs are like monsters from the deep, lurking and growing under our feet, and the team worked around the clock to defeat these two before they could cause damage to our customers or the environment”.
“Fatbergs are a vivid reminder to us all that out of site is not gone forever, and each year we have to deal with 75,000 blockages across our network at a cost of £18 million”.
As well as high profile awareness campaigns such as Thames Water’s ‘Everyday Sewper Hero’ initiative, behind the scenes, utility companies are investing heavily in technology to help monitor their networks.
Combining both flow and level measurement, Intelligens Flow is an effective solution for waste water network monitoring.
Intelligens Flow is designed to measure flow in part-filled pipes and open channels. This capability makes it the accepted technology for flow measurement in many sewer and drainage applications.
Intelligens Flow is a versatile system and the capacity to attach addition sensors, including water quality, making it an attractive monitoring solution.
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