Providing 24-hour tanker support

Third party service provider



Project Type


Equipment Used

3000 gallon tanker

Onsite Duration

5 days


East London


We were asked by our client, a pump service company, to provide day-and-night tanker support for 5 consecutive days to Thames Water while emergency repairs were made to a public foul sewer.

One of our 3000-gallon tankers attended a five-block residential development in Walthamstow where a large foul pumping station received waste from three of the blocks.


Due to its urgency the work was scheduled at short notice. Thanks to our strength in depth, we were able to do so without compromising existing commitments.

Arriving on a Monday and working day-and-night for 5 days, our drainage engineers bypassed the main sewer while a civil engineering contractor completed the repairs.

Disposal was at the nearby Deephams Sewage Treatment Plant which minimised the time spent in transit.

The 8m deep pumping station overflows into two large storage tanks all situated in the development’s garden area.

The powerful 3000-ga tanker was able to empty the chambers despite its depth, a 20 m horizontal hose run and the heavily ragged waste.


All the foul waste from the three residential blocks was tankered, bypassing the public sewer and allowing the civil engineering contractors to safely complete the repairs.

Our drainage engineers worked in shifts to ensure we could provide the necessary 24-hour coverage.

The pumping station serves three large residential blocks.

The pumping station serves three large residential blocks.
The pumping station chamber is 8 metres deep.

The pumping station chamber is 8 metres deep.
There were also two adjacent storage tanks.

There were also two adjacent storage tanks.
The waste was heavily ragged.

The waste was heavily ragged.


A complete drainage service

Edincare Drains provides a complete in‑house tankering, jetting and drainage CCTV service to the residential, commercial, hospitality and retail industries, as well as the public sector.

Our engineers are fully trained in all aspects of working with drainage systems, gas detection equipment, confined space entry procedures and all relevant health and safety legislation.

As well as responding to emergency call-outs, we offer service agreements to provide planned preventative maintenance.

Edincare Drains is an Environment Agency registered waste carrier.

For further information or to schedule a visit, contact Neil Cox at or 01442 211554.

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