What water companies do
All water companies in the UK are committed to looking after our sewers and promoting best practice in the home. Below are some examples of the work they are engaging in to protect the UK sewage network.
Anglian Water promote their simple set of rules for use at home:
Dŵr Cymru promote their 'Let's Stop the Block' campaign - providing information on how to avoid blockages at the home, at work, and in the community.
Northumbrian Water's Dwaine Pipe character is inspiring consumers to 'Love your Drain' and sings 'only toilet paper, pee and poo go down the loo.'
Scottish Water is working to encourage the community to keep the water cycle running smoothly.
Severn Trent Water:
Severn Trent Water provides information on how to avoid the unpleasant occurrence of sewer flooding.
South West Water:
Southern Water emphasises the importance of only flushing the three Ps - pee, poo and paper.
Thames Water says 'don't feed the fatberg'. Its 'Bin it - don't block it' campaign urges customers to only flush pee, poo and toilet paper down the loo.
United Utilities are encouraging consumers to 'think before you flush' - explaining that disposal of the wrong products down the loo can cause havoc in the sewers.
Yorkshire Water is ensuring customers know how to protect themselves from sewer flooding as part of their Blueprint for Yorkshire.