Our sewers and the drains in your home are only designed to carry the three Ps – pee, poo and paper.
Every year there are thousands of blockages in these pipes, caused by people flushing the wrong things down the toilet or pouring fats, oils and grease down the sink.
Your pipes are smaller than you think, about 10cm, so even a small blockage can cause sewage to flood your home or garden
The cost of repairs and to clean up flooding can also add up to a hefty bill.
So, we are running a campaign between now and 2020 to visit homes in ‘blockage hotspots’ with advice on how to keep our sewers and your drains clear.
Our team will be knocking on the doors of nearly 20,000 homes each year to share information about what and what not to flush down the loo or pour down the sink and drains.
We’ll also be checking manholes and putting cameras in sewers to check they are working properly, and using high-powered water jets to clear any blockages we find.
To visit the Southern Water website to view more information on how to dispose of certain items e.g. cooking fats, oils, sanitary products etc, please Click Here
Southern Water have also kindly provided us with some freebies as handy little items that can dispose of oil, cooking fats and sanitary products. See the below images. Call into our office at The Riverside Centre if you would like these (supplies are limited).