Be egg-stra careful about what you put down the drains this Easter, says Severn Trent!

Wednesday 13th April

Severn Trent is asking its customers to take care when it comes to disposing of FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) and food leftovers this Easter. 

Severn Trent’s sewer blockages strategy lead, Grant Mitchell, explains: “Whether you’re planning to enjoy a traditional roast dinner or perhaps do some baking this Easter it’s important to remember to wipe any pots, pans, bowls and plates into the bin, before washing up or loading the dishwasher, and always leave leftover cooking fat to cool, before disposing of it in the bin.  

“And, if your kids have got mucky from their Easter crafting or eating their chocolate Easter eggs, it’s egg-stremely important that wet wipes, if that’s what you’ve used to clean them up, are put in the bin, not down the loo.” 

The company clears thousands of sewer blockages each year, the majority of which are due to people washing and flushing the wrong things down the drain. 
Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) and food leftovers being rinsed down the sink with the washing up water or toilet roll alternatives such as kitchen roll and wet wipes being flushed down the toilet can cause huge problems.   

Grant added: “Putting the wrong things into the sewer network can lead to blockages and sewer flooding, which are horrible to experience and can cause damage to homes and the environment. 

“While many people will be tucking into their Easter treats, we’ll still have our key workers in our call centres and field teams ready to do essential jobs such as fixing burst pipes and clearing sewer blockages. So if you have an urgent water or sewage issue at any time, especially over the Bank Holiday weekend, we’ll be here, ready to deal with it.  Please tweet us @stwater, visit our website or give us a call on 0800 783 4444 and we'll be happy to help."