How Drainage Plans Can Help Manufacturers



How do you prevent commercial effluents from entering waterways and what services are available to manufacturers to ensure that their drainage systems are functioning efficiently?

Figures of The Guardian CA watch only 14% of English rivers meet the criteria for “good” ecological status, suggesting that pollution from commercial effluents, wastewater discharges and chemicals has a huge impact on water quality.

Manufacturing plants are responsible for putting in place the proper drainage systems, such as interceptors and grease traps, to capture oils and chemicals before they enter waterways or systems. of groundwater. Likewise, they have the responsibility of maintaining them; failure to do so can lead to leaks and spills, leading to costly clean-ups, disruption of the production line, and possible investigations for non-compliance with environmental obligations. So how do you avoid these problems?

Commercial effluent, manufacturing and pollution

Commercial effluent – wastewater from a business orindustrialprocess whichisThis is not domestic wastewater – it is produced in huge amounts every day, from cleaning machinery or the yard to cooling and heating systems and day-to-day operations such as food production for staff and staff. manufacturing process themselves. Any of them can see the water becoming polluted with fats, oils, grease, and chemicals that need to be kept out of the waterways.

Drainage plans for manufacturers

It is important to work with a drainage supplier who is an expert in drain mapping and maintenance plans to help ensure that commercial effluent is discharged into the correct channel.

A drainage plan should determine:

  • An asset register detailing the location, size and access point of each pipe in the system
  • The type of drains – surface water, waste water or combined
  • A site map and a system diagram

An effective drainage map and CCTV camera inspection will help identify any changes required on-site to ensure that commercial effluent is captured and treated safely rather than being discharged into a waterway. It is an essential part of any flood or environmental management plan.

Planned and proactive maintenance

Ensuring your site is operating efficiently, controlling where commercial effluent is sent, and minimizing disruption to your business requires a scheduled preventive maintenance program. This will reduce the risk of blockages, leaks and blockages in the system which could pose future risks.

Some of the UK’s leading manufacturers trust Metro Rod to provide cost effective drain and pump maintenance that prevents risk to their business. Including mapping of drains and assets, cleaning of interceptors, management of grease traps and maintenance of pumping stations.

Metro Rod’s national team of qualified engineers are available 24/7, 365 days a year, operating from over 50 depots located within an hour’s journey of 85% of properties UK trade. And, as the company is accredited by ECO Vadis, ISO 9001, CHAS and many more, you can rest assured that only the best in the business come to your site.

To support your production line and avoid disruption, Metro Rod can provide complete drainage system clarity and a detailed plan to incorporate into your commercial effluent and flood management plans. The company can also advise you on a tailor-made maintenance program, carried out during downtime, to help you minimize the risk of emergency calls and disruptions.

It is everyone’s responsibility to minimize the pollution of our waterways and drains play an essential role. So companies looking to improve their environmental responsibility should place their drainage strategy at the top of the list.

For advice on drain mapping and scheduled maintenance to avoid disruption, contact Metro Rod on 01625 507 945 or visit Metro Rod’s website.


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