Do’s and Don’ts of a small package sewage treatment plant
Think before you put anything down the sink, toilet or drains
- Use the manufacturers’ recommended doses relevant to the
hardness of your local water for household cleaning products.
- Try to use cleaning products little and often so the sewage treatment
plant isn’t overloaded.
- Try to spread your clothes washing throughout the week
- Try to stick to the same washing, dishwasher and other cleaning
products – the bacteria will work more efficiently with familiar products.
- Use liquids, not powders in washing machines and dishwashers.
- 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 pour fat, grease or cooking oil down the sink or drains.
- Don’t use salt based water softeners.
- Don’t use household bleach and strong chemicals indiscriminately or
have a “spring cleaning” day.
- Don’t have a “washing day” – try to spread out your washing.
- Don’t tip bottles of medicine, mouth wash etc. down the toilet
because these can harm the bacteria inside the sewage treatment 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
- Don’t use your waste disposal unit like a rubbish bin – please try to
use it sparingly.