Water chiefs being driven round the bend by dumpers in East Dunbartonshire

Flush with success?
Flush with success?
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DOZY householders are being panned for flushing wipes, nappies, sanitary items and grease down toilets and plug holes.

Scottish Water has launched its largest ever awareness campaign to highlight the costly impact of what Scots put down their sinks and toilet, and East Dunbartonshire residents are being asked to do their bit.

The message for customers is to bag and bin sanitary items. For fats, oils and grease they should be left to cool and either placed in a suitable container (like an empty milk carton) and then placed in the bin or ideally recycled if possible.

A dedicated web presence has been created at www.scottishwater.co.uk/cycle where customers can get more information about how they can do their bit. Scottish Water spends £7million a year clearing around 45,000 blockages from the national sewer network – 80 per cent are caused by household waste that should go in the bin.

The campaign’s aim is to reduce the number of call-outs to clear choked sewers and drains.

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