Root intrusion into waste-water sewers – passive preventative measures
The IKT has researched the fundamental relationships between root growth and underground infrastructure in a number of research projects, and has been involved in the drafting of the (German-language) standard, “Trees, underground conduits and drains/sewers” (published in German as DWA M 162, DVGW GW 125 and FGSV No. 939).
The project is being managed and coordinated by the Water Research Centre (WRc), of the United Kingdom, with support from IKT ‑ Institute for Underground Infrastructure.
“Root intrusion into waste-water conduits – passive preventative measures (Tree Root Barriers to Protect Sewer Systems, CP523)”
WRc plc – Water Research Centre, Swindon (UK)
IKT ‑ Institute for Underground Infrastructure
Four British sewer-system operators
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