Bag It and Bin It – Don’t Flush It
A water industry-led campaign Bag It & Bin It aims to educate people about what not to flush.
Toilets are only designed to take away human waste and toilet paper. Any other personal waste should be disposed of correctly as household waste.
This protects the environment and the UK’s waterways, avoids harm to marine life and prevents problems in the sewage system, which was not designed with this sort of waste in mind.
Items that shouldn’t be disposed of down the toilet include:
Plasters and bandages
Syringes and needles
Medicines and tablets
Below is a festive themed reminder of the points made above.
Yorkshire Water has yet again announced that they will be using bugs to help fight fat blockages in their sewers.
Trillions of these fat busting bugs will be deployed in an effort to remove any blockages.
Usually found in the human gut the treatment works will be using bacillus bacteria which would normally feast on any fat, oil and grease they come across.
These organically grown bacteria are simply mixed with non-chlorinated water then poured down the drain they are hoping to clean-up nearly 200 known fat blockages.
Entering our drains and sewers from within the home or from restaurants and food outlets, usually down the kitchen sink and plug holes, cooking oil, fat and grease later hardens causing blockages.
This year alone Yorkshire Water has already dealt with around 6000 fat related sewer blockages in its network and with the festive period fast approaching it is expected that they will see a 25% increase.