If things like wipes, sanitary waste, fats, oils and grease are tipped or flushed down the sink or toilet, there’s a real risk that they will collect together, block
your drains and pipes and stop the water from flowing away.
And if the blockages happen in the sewers or at a pumping station, the waste will back up into either your and your neighbours’ homes or overflow into local rivers and streams.
Help protect our rivers, wildlife and the environment and keep the sewer system clear to do its job of taking sewage away from homes and businesses.
Find out what you can do to help:
- how to keep your pipes clear at home,
- get some free products to help Keep It Clear,
- download and display our think about what you flush and ditch the disposables posters
- tips for food service establishments.