Big sewage block causes flooding in Salisbury garden

Big sewage block causes flooding in Salisbury garden

Published by Jack Deery at 1:29pm 27th May 2020.

2 minute read

Wessex Water are now encouraging us to #StopTheBlock by only flushing the right things.

The company's team had help clear a big blockage after a garden in Salisbury was flooded because of it. 

It was due to some wet wipes being flushed down the toilet. 

Now, Wessex Water want to make sure we are only flushing the correct items to prevent this kind of incident happening again. 

You should only flush the three P's

  • Paper
  • Poo
  • Pee

Giant fatbergs can also cause blockages, which is made up of leftover food and grease put down the sink. 

Tidworth Blocked Drains (Wessex Water)
Fatbergs can also cause blockages in sewers

To avoid this, the following things should be put in your food waste or rubbish bin: 

  • Cooking fat, oil and grease
  • Leftover food from plates and pans
  • Coffee grounds
  • Kitchen roll

You can get more help and advice by visiting www.wessexwater.co.uk/help-and-advice

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