50kg ‘pipe monster’ blocks Cowaramup sewerage
Cowaramup residents need to think twice about a few questionable toilet habits after the Water Corporation removed a 50kg “pipe monster” this week.
Water Corporation South West regional manager John Janssen said it was the second time the wastewater system in Cowaramup had been blocked in a month.
“Things like socks, jocks, wet wipes and nappies shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet or sink as they don’t break down like toilet paper and can wreak havoc on our wastewater system,” he said.
“Every year, Water Corporation spends more than $150,000 across the South West to combat this issue. We need everyone to do the sensible thing and, as the saying goes, if it’s not pee, paper or poo, don’t flush it down the loo.”
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Mr Janssen said it was also important to not pour fat, oil or grease straight down the kitchen sink as once cooled it could solidify and cause blockages.
“This will not only help protect the environment and the wastewater system, but also potentially save you money from having to call a plumber to fix any internal blockages,” he said.
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