Do you know the difference between sewage and sewerage? Sewerage is the system of sewers that transport wastewater (sewage) around.
By keeping the pipes in your sewerage free from blockages, and by doing what we can to stop excess rainwater getting into the network, we can all help keep our gardens, streets, beaches and bathing waters beautiful.
You can make an extraordinary difference to how our sewers operate with the simple steps you take in the bathroom and kitchen . But there are more ways you can contribute and keep it everything flowing.
Pee, Paper and Poo is all that should be going down your loo. Wet wipes and sanitary items can block sewer pipes – they can even end up in rivers and on beaches.
Please bag them and pop them in the bin.
Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) poured down the drain create blockages, which can cause flooding and pollute our beaches. Tip cooled oil into a container, wipe grease from pans and plates with a paper towel and bin both.
Lawns and flower beds soak up water like a sponge – rain runs quickly off hard surfaces like tarmac and patios and into the sewers.
More sponges = fewer storm overflows.
We’re on a mission to stop sewer misuse. So, we’re working with councils and community groups to raise awareness and protect our beautiful rivers and beaches. Watch our short film about what we did in Newquay. If you want us to do something similar in your area, please get in touch.