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Planning To Extend Your Home?

28.04.2016  |  

Not a lot of people know this:-

“All of United Utilities wastewater assets fall under the ‘Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations’ (DSEAR) and as such all sewers are classed as ‘zone 2’. This means that any CCTV survey equipment used within the sewers needs to be intrinsically safe (Ex rated) as to not cause ignition or spark in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

As the public sewer network is classed as an ‘open network’ substances which have the potential to cause an explosive atmosphere can be introduced into the sewer without the knowledge of United Utilities.

Therefore, we would like to advise you that authorisation to investigate or survey United Utilities assets will not be granted unless the appropriate equipment is used." (correspondence from United Utilities January 2016)

So, if you are planning to extend your home and need to build in the vicinity of public sewers or drains then you need to choose a specialist contractor who has the right equipment for the job. Contact Unblock Cumbria on 01900 870140 for a quote for the work using approved equipment.