Only flush the 3 P's
Pee, Poo and (toilet) Paper
Millions of pounds are spent on cleaning drains and sewers right across the UK because of products that shouldn't be in them. Wet wipes, cotton wool, nappies, cotton buds and dental floss are just some of the culprits.
Things like wipes and nappies don't just disappear down the u-bend and dissolve - they clump together and cause havoc in the sewers.
And it doesn't stop there, cooking oil and fats can cause blockages and sewer flooding to your home and garden.
This is because fats, oils and grease can create what is known as a ‘fatberg’ (a congealed mess of fats, oils and other unflushable products) which can clog up the sewer pipes under the street.
Measuring a whopping 250 metres, this sewer monster is formed from a congealed mass of fats, grease, oil, wet wipes, sanitary products, and other items that shouldn’t have been poured down the sink or flushed down the loo.More about fatbergs
We talk a lot about the 3Ps – that’s pee, poo and (toilet) paper! We say only flush the 3Ps to keep pipes, drains and sewers blockage-free. Wet wipes cause blockages which can lead to sewer flooding in your home. Bin wipes, don’t flush them!