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Wipes in Lockdown - Halloween Plans Aren’t the only things that have been ‘Flushed’

27 October 2020 14:20

Halloween plans aren’t the only thing that have been flushed lately, as hundreds of wet wipes got stuck behind bars in Ballymoney.

NI Water is now calling on customers to adopt better flushing habits and to bin anything other than Pee, Poo and Paper.

From Thomas the Tank Engine in Keady, to potatoes in the North West, wet wipe monsters in Newtownabbey and a concreteberg in Omagh, we have seen it all! Our message is to only flush the 3P’s; Poo, Pee and Paper.

Gavin McCready, wastewater manager comments, “It doesn’t need to be Halloween for us to be afraid of what we find down there.

“People are under the impression that the wet wipes are ok to flush, whether it’s facial, baby or toilet. The fact is they are not; even if they say flushable. Unlike toilet paper, these wipes hold a certain amount of water and do not break down quickly enough to avoid causing a blockage. The same goes for FOG, instead of pouring it down the sink (this includes rinsing off cooking trays) scrape it into the bin or into a bottle for recycling. 

“All we ask is that people are more responsible with the disposal of their bathroom and food waste; the next blockage could be in your home, and that would be scary!”

Visit our YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/user/northernirelandwater to view our ‘spooky’ rags video and visit us on Facebook and twitter for some gruesome photos!

ENDS
All media enquiries to NI Water press office email press.office@niwater.com.

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