Wastewater services

Every day we collect 1,271 million litres of used water (from flushed loos, emptied sinks, household appliances) and take it along 72,000 kilometres of pipes and sewers to our wastewater treatment works, before returning it to the rivers and sea. It's a dirty job but we're more than happy to do it - after all, number twos are our number one priority!

Know what to flush

You might think anything goes when it comes to what goes down the toilet - but it really doesn't. Avoid a blockage by only flushing the three ps - pee, poo and (toilet) paper!

Avoid a blockage

Think before you pour

That bit of grease from the roasting pan, the leftover food on the plate you rinse under the tap - it all adds up. Find out why it's so important to think a bit more before you pour...

What not to pour

Bathing waters

The North West is home to some of the country's cleanest bathing waters. Find out how we're working to keep our beaches beautiful

Find bathing waters

Reduce your risk of flooding

Adopting sustainable drainage methods at home can help you reduce the risk of surface water flooding.

Garden drainage