The City of Estevan has been experiencing operational problems with various sewage pumping stations and public sewer mains. The cause of the problem relates directly to the products and materials discharged from property owners to the City of Estevan public sewer mains.
Baby wipes, feminine, cleaning and disinfectant wipes, toilet bowl scrubbers, and paper towels might be labelled as disposable or flushable, but these items must not go down the drain toilet. These products do not break down in the sewer system and can cause plugs in sewer pipes and sewage pumping stations, resulting in sewer backups and equipment damage.
In addition to these products, please avoid disposing of grease and cooking oils. When fats, oils, and grease are poured or flushed down your sinks, drains, or toilets they enter the sewer system where they cool, harden and stick to the inner walls of sewer pipes. This can lead to blockages that are difficult and costly to fix.
When in doubt, use the three Ps rule, flush Pee, Poo and Paper (toilet paper) only!
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City of Estevan | Corporate Services
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