Many new developments now use a drainage system via a pumping station connected to the main drainage system with the local water authority, Yorkshire Water.
The pumping station is monitored constantly by a telemetry system which alerts the nominated maintenance company to any changes in the pumping station levels causing maintenance issues.
Please ensure no products other than toilet paper are disposed by flushing in the toilet. Any wipes, including those that state flushable on the packaging, should not be flushed; baby wipes, cleaning wipes and other non-flushable materials will block the pipes and sewers
Other items that should not, under any circumstances, be disposed of through the drainage system:
- Cloth rags or towels
- Baby wipes, Toilet wipes, Towelettes, Disinfecting wipes, or cloth wipes of any kind (even if the container indicates that they are “flushable”) Paper (other than toilet paper/tissue)
- Medications (Prescription, or over-the-counter. Medication and Sharps disposal container available at the Public Safety Buildings)
- Feminine hygiene products of any kind
- Beauty products (Ear buds, dental floss)
- Plastics of any kind
- Grease of any kind – especially cooking grease
- Garden supplies (such as pesticides, fertilizers)
- Paint, varnish, paint remover
- Motor oil, gasoline, or any explosive material
Further information on protecting the drainage infrastructure can be found on the Yorkshire Water website:
Yorkshire Water Help & Advice Advice for Customers
Please note, where there is evidence that non-flushable products have caused the blockage and a clear link back to a specific property, costs for attending the drain and clearing any blockage will be chargeable to the property owner.