Everything that goes down our drains, sinks and toilets ends up at one of our wastewater treatment plants
The Three Ps – Pee, Poo & Paper
Help us to save money and only flush the three Ps — pee, poo and paper. All other items should be wrapped and placed in the bin for disposal as general waste.
Disposable nappies, sanitary items, incontinence pads, disinfectant wipes, including so-called flushable wipes, paper towel, disposable gloves, cloths and bandages, fats, grease and oil – None of these items decompose in sewerage network and instead get caught in our pumps or cause blockages in the sewers. Council’s team has the unpleasant job of removing pumps and clearing any blockages by hand. If blockages happen in your private drainage, you are responsible for employing a plumber which can result in costly bills.
Blockages can also lead to overflows form the sewerage networks that harm the environment, wildlife, waterways and public health.