And it’s not just dirty water that ends up in our sewers. Every year we spend around £5million removing mattresses, bicycles, fridges, shopping trolleys, false teeth and tonnes of sticky cooking fat!
More than two thirds of all sewer blockages are caused by people putting things down the sewers that shouldn't be there.
Even a half-blocked pipe can slow the flow, causing an overflow of the wastewater that we try so hard contain, especially if it’s raining heavily.
To help keep your wastewater where it belongs, give a thought about what you flush and help avoid blockages.