South West Water

A plea from South West Water - The 3 P's

You may be aware that the sewage treatment plant at Holbeton is currently having difficulty dealing with very high volumes of used wet wipes which have been incorrectly disposed of.

Holbeton Sewage treatment works is receiving unprecedented volumes of used wet wipes and it's causing concern.

Sewerage networks are only designed to cope with human waste, toilet paper and water.

There's a potential for blockages caused by people inappropriately flushing products such as baby wipes, hygiene wipes, moist toilet tissues, cleaning wipes, cleansing pads and sanitary products. These products
do not break down in the same way that toilet paper does.

Only flush the "3 Ps" , pee,paper and poo.

Bag and bin used wipes, moist toilet tissue and sanitary products including those labelled as flushable or bio-degradable.

- Graham Shears ( gshears@southwestwater.co.uk )

Posted in Environment, General.