De-wipe your pipes…

Are you aware of the damage baby wipes and other sanitary items cause when they are flushed down the toilet?

In 2013 a 10 tonne ball of fat and sanitary waste was discovered under the city of Kingston UK after residents found their toilets were no longer flushing. Known as the “fatberg” It took ten whole days for plumbers to break down the festering lump. Read more here.Whale_wet wipes

Source: Sydney water talk

The main cause of over 75% of blockages reported to Sydney water are also wipes and sanitary products. These blockages can cause overflows that compromise the health and safety of water sanitation, create sewerage overflows into creeks which eventually flow into our oceans.

The items that you should NEVER dispose of down your drains or toilet are :

  • Nappies
  • ALL sanitary items
  • Cotton buds
  • Dental floss
  • Oil
  • Fat/grease
  • Food
  • Cigarette butts
  • Rags

It may sound obvious, but the only thing that should be flushed down your toilet is human waste and toilet paper. Pouring any oily matter down your sink or toilet is a sure fast way to costly drainage issues that can run into thousands of dollars to fix.

It’s your choice so make it a wise one! For more information to to Sydney Water Website.