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Preventing blockages in your pipes

When we put items down the sink or the loo that aren’t meant to be there, it can cause pipe blockages, which leads to the flooding of sewers.

Items as small as cotton wool buds or wipes, can cause serious blockages which could result in flooding to your property or in your neighbourhood. Preventing blockages in your pipes is easy – just take a second to think before you dispose of your household items.

If everyone recycles where possible, and disposes of waste in bins, we can all help to keep our sewers clear. For more information on what to avoid flushing, please take a look at our Keeping Our Sewers Clear flyer.