Ours Do’s and Don’ts of a small package wastewater (sewage) treatment plant, please think before you put anything down the sink, toilet or drains!
Do – cleaning products:
Do see the manufacturers’ recommended doses relevant to the hardness of your local water for household cleaning products; do try to use cleaning products little and often so the sewage treatment plant isn’t overloaded; do try to stick to the same washing, dishwasher and other cleaning products – the bacteria will work more efficiently with familiar products.
Do – washing machines:
Do use liquids, not powders in washing machines and dishwashers; do try to spread your clothes washing throughout the week.
Don’t – non-biodegradable products:
Don’t put sanitary towels, tampons, disposable nappies, baby wipes, cotton wool, incontinence pads, cotton buds, rubber products or other non-biodegradable products down the toilet.
Don’t – Kitchen:
Don’t pour fat, grease or cooking oil down the sink or drains.
Don’t – washing machines:
Don’t have a “washing day” – try to spread out your washing.
Don’t – chemical & liquid products:
Don’t use household bleach and strong chemicals indiscriminately or have a “spring cleaning” day; don’t tip bottles of medicine, mouth wash etc. down the toilet because these can harm the bacteria inside the wastewater (sewage) plant; don’t keep changing your brands of cleaners and washing powders; don’t pour any garden chemicals, paint or car engine oil down the drains.