This film briefly summarises the evolution and current practice of drainage in the UK. The first part of the film highlights, using a variety of contemporary images, texts and photographs, the problems of disease and insanitary conditions in Victorian Britain. The main body of the film explains modern drainage practice, both above and below ground and includes details on:

  • Problems of siphonage and the use of traps
  • Two pipe and single stack systems
  • Combined and separate drainage systems
  • Modern pipework and fittings
  • Trenches and pipe protection
  • Inspection chambers
  • Building Regulations

The final part briefly explains how a modern sewage treatment plant works.

DVD, WMV, Flash, Quicktime 28 mins

Copyright, UWE, Bristol 2002

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