Stop the block


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.

It’s easy to prevent blocked pipes

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. 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.

See the links below for tips and advice to make sure your pipes are protected.

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Lets Stop the Block at Home Poster - Fat Oil and Grease

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Lets Stop the Block at Home Poster - Unflushables

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