Gullies are designed to help prevent flooding in adverse weather conditions. They typically comprise a chamber in the ground with a sump that collects the grit and spoils and allows the excess water to drain to the main sewer or the water way system. It is normally covered with a metal grating and is usually located at the roadside or in pedestrian areas.
Gullies are emptied by inserting a suction boom pipe into the chamber and vacuuming all debris including silt, sludge, spoil, mud, stones and any foreign object from the sump and the mouth of the outlet pipe. The gully outlet pipe is then flushed with fresh water to ensure the drainage system is functioning correctly and the lid is washed and replaced. Contents are disposed of at a designated recycling/landfill site.
RSC Group has 25 years’ experience in gully emptying across Northern Ireland.