Sewerman is making a superhuman effort to help protect the community’s sewer pipes from his nemesis, THE CLOG. His mission is to save citizens from costly clogs and nasty sewer back-ups that have the potential impact their wallets and harm local waterways, and he needs your help!
Can't Flush This!
Toilets are only meant for one activity, and you know what we are talking about. When the wrong thing is flushed, results can include costly backups on your own property or problems in our sanitary sewer system and lift stations. That is why it is so important to treat toilets properly and flush only your personal contributions and two-ply toilet paper to the local water reclamation facility. But the product is labeled "Flushable"? The problem with products labeled "flushable" is that they do not disperse or break apart after being flushed. While it might actually flush, it does not break down once it is in our sanitary sewer system. As these non-dispersible items accumulate in the sewer pipe, they hinder the flow and eventually cause blockages that can lead to sanitary sewer backups or overflows. These backups are harmful to the environment and costly for homeowners and utilities.
Grease is Gross!
Blocked sinks and drains are a real nuisance and can be expensive for you to sort out. Often blockages are caused by fats and food scraps that have been poured or washed down the kitchen sink; they’re easy to prevent if you:
Don’t pour fats from cooking food such as roasts, ground meats or bacon down the sink, even small amounts can cause problems.
Don’t let food scraps such as rice, peas, and beans go down the drain.
As well as causing problems at home, fats can also clog up the main sewer pipes under the street that take your used water away. Once clogged, the wastewater has nowhere to go but out of a manhole or clean-out in the street or sidewalk. The result is a greasy, smelly mess of pollutants that has the potential to enter storm drains, creeks, and the Russian River. It harms wildlife both on land and in water and is expensive to clean up.
Sewer back-ups require fast attention. Report sewer problems immediately at 707-543-3800.
Just Say No!
Medicines? Don't flush 'em! Use a medicine drop-off site, and the fish will thank you.