Sewage Related Debris comes directly from our sewer network, regularly escaping into the environment when sewers overflow. They mix with raw human waste which contains harmful pathogens and microorganisms causing illnesses that range from the annoying to life threatening. Did you know that if you regularly surf in sewage-polluted seawater that you’re advised to discuss hepatitis A vaccinations with your GP?
A cotton bud stick can take 150 years to break down in the marine environment.
Changing the sanitary product industry’s practices and our bathroom behavior will solve this unsanitary problem and ensure environmental protection on two fronts.
The average cost to customers of a blockage clearance by a private drain clearance company is £66 but can be much higher.
Changing behavior can come via a number of means; fundamentally it requires an individual and/or industry to change their actions. Individual change can be influenced external factors by challenging industry to increase awareness of the impacts flushing certain products can have on the environment, and underpinning requirements for this through legislation leads to the best results.
Did you know, on average there are 28 wet wipes found on every mile of UK beach?
The SAS team is on hand to help you carry out your Think Before You Flush actions and will follow up with you to see how your campaign is going. The problem of Sewage Related Debris will not go away without positive behavioral change. If you only carry out one action as a result of this campaign, make sure you –
THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!