/ 08 October 2021

You can’t flush this


COVID can take credit for many things, and the rush on toilet paper should have been a hint. And sorry if you’re circa brekkie time, but there’s a rise in fatbergs – the outrageously gross sewage blockers. With many of us spending more time at home, authorities report a spike in drain blockages caused by wet wipes, nappies, sanitary products clumping together with oils, grease and fats. During Sydney’s soon-to-end lockdown, crews have had to fix more than 7,000 blockages in the system, with people flushing items including jewellery, watches, money and even a brick down the toilet. That’s why Sydney Water has launched an ad campaign reminding people that it’s just the 3 p’s when using the toot – paper, pee and poo. A brick, for goodness sake…

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