Anything you put down the toilet has the potential to cause blockages in both the public sewer or in your own private drain. This can lead to:
- Raw sewage overflowing in your home or your neighbour’s home;
- An expensive and very unpleasant cleanup;
- An increase in operation and maintenance costs for wastewater, which can cause higher sewer bills for you; and
- Increased environmental pollution due to sewage spills caused by the blockages.
Take a tour of a local wasterwater treatment plant to see what this could be costing all of us in Niagara.
The part of the pipe network between your home and the public sewer uses narrow pipe-work and sometimes has bends where solid objects can lodge and cause blockages. It’s your responsibility as the homeowner to maintain your private drainage system.
Don’t let this happen to you! Don’t be the family that does this to your neighbours!
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