Southern Water looks to avoid equipment failures and pollution
The water company is worried about what people are flushing down local toilets and sinks.
In recent years they have had some severe issues at the Buriton Waste Water Treatment Works with excessively high levels of Fat Oil and Grease which can cause their equipment to fail, leading to pollution in the nearby stream.
Only paper, pee and poo should go down the loo (no cleansing wipes, nappies, baby wipes, cotton pads, ear buds or anything plastic).
And in the kitchen everyone should try to drain or wipe fat, oil and grease from pans and put them in bags and then into our bins (along with any leftover sauces, yoghurt etc which can also clog up the works).
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