Know what to flush
When the right things go down the loo (the 3 P’s – pee, poo and toilet paper) they’re flushed away and start a journey along underground sewer pipes to a treatment plant where the waste is taken out and the water is cleaned and returned to rivers and the sea.
However, when things are flushed that should be binned, they stick together and block the sewer, causing all the foul-smelling waste to flow back and flood into homes and gardens.
…and what to bin
The best way to avoid this is to follow some simple loo rules:
Only flush the three P’s – pee, poo & toilet paper
Everything else goes in the bin (even wipes that claim to be flushable)
The thing is, it’s so easy to prevent blockages, here’s some tips:
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- Have a bin in the bathroom, so nobody’s tempted to flush
- Never put food scraps, fat or oil down the sink or loo
- Wipes, cotton wool, buds, sanitary products and nappies belong in the bin
- Remember only to flush the three P’s – pee, poo & toilet paper