Each year, households nationwide, put waste down their sinks and toilets, causing blockages to the sewage systems. It’s not only bad for the environment, it causes misery and inconvenience to lots of people, through the bad smells and blocked sewers, all at a huge cost.

We all need to work together and take action to ensure cleaned water is returned safely to our rivers and seas by keeping waste out of our sinks and toilets.

By following some simple steps you can keep water flowing, our sewer system clear and save any problems when it comes to your drains.


Tips for keeping your water clear in the kitchen

Put all of your waste in the bin and recycle where possible. This includes grease, fat, oil and food waste, which can be recycled in a food caddy or composter. To avoid food scraps going down the sink hole, you can order a FREE sink strainer from Anglian Water.


Keeping it clear in the bathroom

Bins are the best place to get rid of all of your unflushable waste. Keep a bin nearby so no one is tempted to flush them away.

Wipes, sanitary items, cotton wool, floss and cotton buds should all go in the bin.

Use a sink strainer to stop any hair getting stuck in the plug hole, and empty into a bin.


Quick tips and tricks to keep it clear

  • Scrape your pots and pans before putting them in the sink or dishwasher, and put the scraps in the food waste caddy or bin.
  • Collect all fat, oil and grease from cooking in a sealed container and arrange for waste carriers to collect it regularly.
  • Use sink strainers to stop food and hair getting stuck in the drain, and then empty into the bin.