Going behind the sewer scenes
Ever wondered what it’s like spending the day unblocking and fixing sewers? Or what it’s like to take the fight to fatbergs?
Well, now you can find out as two UK television documentaries are taking people behind the scenes to see wastewater operatives at two major water utilities.
The first documentary, called Sewermen follows the trials and triumphs of United Utilities men and women whose job it is to keep the taps flowing and loos flushing across the North West of England.
A small number of the company’s 5000 employees were featured in the television programme that unearthed what it takes to keep almost 120,000 kilometres of pipes running.
The utility referred to the featured employees as its sewer superheroes. This included Charlene Huxley, water quality officer, who said: “I have a 15-year-old daughter and I wanted to show her that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.”
Below you can watch a trailer for the eight-part TV series that featured on channel 5Spike: