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 sink.
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:
- Put nappies, wet wipes and sanitary products in the bin
- Scrape leftover food into the bin before you wash your plates and bowls