RANDOMLY FLUSHING STUFF DOWN THE DRAIN IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO YOUR HEALTH

RANDOMLY FLUSHING STUFF DOWN THE DRAIN IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO YOUR HEALTH

Overstrand Municipality

RANDOMLY FLUSHING STUFF DOWN THE DRAIN IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO YOUR HEALTH

Toilets are meant to dispose of human waste only. Trying to flush anything else such as soiled nappies, wet wipes and cleansing pads or even household chemicals, used cooking oil or paint down the toilet is bound to result in a disaster - not only for you, but also for the environment.

Practices such as those listed above result in blockages and overflows which, inevitably, lead to the pollution of our water supply and major damage to our coastline.

Do keep in mind that even the smallest item, such as a cotton bud, can escape through filters at treatment plants and end up in a river or on a beach.

Clearly, not everything should go down the drain.

In the interest of preventing blocked outlets and manholes, please follow this advice:

• Before you do the dishes, first wipe/scrape all utensils and dispose of the solids in a waste bin.

• Be sure to collect all left-over frying oil in a suitable container before disposing with it in a suitable manner.

• Next, use a strainer in the sink’s plug hole to prevent any ‘solids’ from escaping into the sewer system.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining the sewer and water pipes on their own yards, but if you suspect that yours might be blocked, you are welcome to report the situation to your nearest municipal office: 

Kleinmond-Hangklip 028 271 8400

Hermanus 028 313 8090/8997/8137

Gansbaai 028 384 8300

Stanford 028 341 8500

Sewerage blockages can also be reported to the municipal control room at 028 313 8000/8111 after hours.

RANDOMLY FLUSHING STUFF DOWN THE DRAIN IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO YOUR HEALTH

Overstrand Municipality

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