We’re installing sewer sensors in parts of our region to help detect and remove potential blockages.
Reducing sewer blockages and flooding
Every year there are over 40,000 sewer blockages in our region.
Around 75% of blocked pipes are caused by items such as wet wipes and sanitary products being flushed down the loo and leftover fats and oils from cooking being poured down the
Sewer blockages are unpleasant for customers, costly to fix and damaging to the environment as they can result in flooding and pollution.
You can help avoid blockages
There are some simple steps you can take to help avoid blockages and possible sewer flooding, including:
- Scrape leftover food into the bin before you wash your plates and bowls
- Only use flush pee, poo and toilet paper down your loo
- Use a bin for toilet wipes, sanitary items, cotton buds and nappies
- Never pour fats, oils, gravy or sauces down the sink