Askham Bryan College near York has just had its drains given the all-clear by Yorkshire Water only four months after installing Mechline’s food waste digester, Waste20, and its GreasePaK grease treatment system.
Fran Winter, Network Protection officer for Yorkshire Water, says: “CCTV images from the drains show they are all clear just four months after installing the Mechline products. We are so impressed we are now talking with the NHS about adopting the same solution for a hospital in our region.”
The College has had long-term problems with blocked drains and in spring of this year, Yorkshire Water identified that the drains were 90% blocked with food waste fats, oils and grease (FOGs) despite an annual spend of £5k on waste disposal units.
Anxious to find a solution, Yorkshire Water decided to work with the College to solve the issue. After seeing Mechline’s Waste20 food digester in operation on a site visit, they asked Mechline into the college to make recommendations on how to keep the drains clear.
Mechline’s solution was a Waste20 unit to digest the food waste and two Mechline GreasePaK self-dispensing, bio-fluid modules to ensure all FOGs from warewashing were broken down in the drains. Just four months later, the drains have been given a clean bill of health.