Aqua Asks Consumers to Help Keep Wastewater Lines and Household Plumbing Clear by Not Flushing Wipes
Aqua also reminds consumers to keep household sinks and drains clear of fat, oil and grease. Aqua offers the following tips to help keep pipes in homes and businesses clear of clogs.
- Never pour cooking grease down sink drains or into toilets.
- If you have leftover cooking grease, carefully pour the warm, not hot, grease into a metal can, wait for it to cool, and dispose of it in the trash.
- Keep strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids.
- Scrape food scraps and grease into a trash can.
Garbage disposals do not keep fat, oil and grease out of plumbing systems or prevent clogs. While these items go down the drain as liquids, they solidify and, over time, can completely block pipes and cause raw sewage backups in homes and overflows in streets.
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