We are all aware of the news reports and experiences of ‘panic buying’ toilet paper as the prevalence of COVID-19 spread. In turn this gave rose to a variety of weird and wonderful products being ‘substituted’ for toilet paper – but sadly not suitable for flushing at all. This, alongside the closure of restaurants and takeaways will in the longer term provide the possibility of deeper insight into the cause of blockages, and the relative impact of households and non-households.
This study will look at changing blockage hot spot areas through the COVID-19 period, and compare to historic prevalence to provide better insight into areas where future engagement by water companies could be most beneficial.
If you would like to discuss further please contact us on Sewerage@wrcplc.co.uk and we will come back to you