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Don't flush wet wipes

There are more than 300,000 sewer blockages a year in the UK. It's estimated that 75% of these blockages are caused by people flushing wet wipes down their toilet.

Even wipes described as “flushable” cause blockages and the biodegradable ones often don’t spend long enough in the sewer to start to decompose.

We have recently had a number of incidents of blocked drains caused by wet wipes. This has an impact on our services and also inconveniences our residents. 

Please do not flush wet wipes down your toilet (even the 'flushable' ones), instead bag them and bin them. By binning wet wipes you will help reduce the chance of a blockage at your home.

You can find more information about the issues caused by flushing wet wipes at Water UK.

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