Sometimes things end up in the wastewater system that shouldn’t be there. Wet wipes and menstrual products such as pads and tampons can block up pipes. This could cost you a lot of money in plumbers bills to fix.
Sometimes these items make it all the way to the treatment plant, and have to be cleared out by hand.
We can all play a part in keeping the wastewater network operating as it should. Only flush the 3Ps: poo, pee and (toilet) paper! Anything else can get popped in the bin!
Fats and oils cause a lot of problems too! As more fat and oil is tipped down the drain, it congeals together forming 'fatbergs'. These fatbergs block pipes, which can cause overflows of wastewater into your home or the environment - and can even damage important infrastructure.
We can all play a part in keeping the wastewater network operating as it should. Wait for fats and oils to cool in the pan, wipe it off and pop it in the bin!