He called for monitoring of all overflow pipes
around the country in order to find out how often they were discharging polluted water so steps could be taken to manage them.
New pumping stations have cut pollution from sewer overflow pipes
by 70 percent.
Check that the overflow pipes
from water tanks and cisterns aren't dripping now to save constant icing up on the path below later.
Tenders are invited for Dismantling Of Old Damaged Pipe And Erection Of New And Old Serviceable Pipes Of Ps-14 To Ps-5 And 585 Overflow Pipes
Under Pump Section Of Rajrappa Washery.
Mr Hooker continued: "It is worth checking that all pipes and tanks in the loft are adequately insulated and that overflow pipes
are connected and not blocked.
Also look for splits, dripping, rusting or oxidised pipes and joints, check cisterns for leaks and ensure overflow pipes
are not frozen.
And water companies will have to fit monitoring equipment to more than 340 sewage overflow pipes
, through which excess water and sewage can be released into the sea or rivers during heavy rain or floods to stop it backing up into streets and homes.
Keep guttering, drainpipes and overflow pipes
clear from debris and leaves.