Learn from America’s Thanksgiving drain strain this festive season

Learn from America’s Thanksgiving drain strain this festive season

Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes – and into the sewers. For…

Moving beyond the tippy tap

Moving beyond the tippy tap

The tippy tap is a ubiquitous device in many rural, developing communities. Comprised of a suspended bottle or jug filled with water and a lever used to release small amount of water, the tippy tap can take many forms but the function is the same — to provide a convenient hand-washing station. And it serves…