Preventing sewer blockages


Every day, Welsh Water clears sewer blockages caused by people flushing things they shouldn’t. But by doing what's right, you can help stop the block.

 Lets stop the block

Every day, Welsh Water clears sewer blockages caused by people flushing things they shouldn’t.

The truth is that you're risking a blocked pipe every time you flush a wipe, cotton bud or sanitary product. Fat, oil, grease and food waste can also cause disaster.

But by doing what's right, you can stop the block.

It’s easy to prevent blocked pipes

It’s important you only flush or drain away natural human waste (pee and poo), toilet paper and wastewater from baths/showers, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers – it’s the right thing to do.