Want to know what not to flush? Watch the Unflushables Assemble above. Missed the first part? Follow the link to check out The Unflushables.

Every year in England and Wales water companies deal with over 300,000 blockages – thousands of which see people’s homes and belongings ruined by sewer flooding.

Together with CCWater, in 2017 we launched an award-winning campaign, The Unflushables, to help customers understand the impact of internal sewage flooding, and what simple steps people can take to stop it.

Since launching, The Unflushables has helped to reduce blockages across our region by 13% – but there's still a huge amount to be done. Wastewater companies are still spending around £90million each year clearing blockages nationwide, while damage to the environment by the plastics used in unflushable items has become a real focus.

Top tips to prevent your sewer from flooding

  • Clear your plates – scrape leftover food residues from plates, pans and utensils into the bin before washing up
  • Contain the problem – put cooled fats into an old jam jar, butter tub or yogurt pot and then throw it away
  • Bag it and bin it – use scented nappy sacks or dog poo bags (degradable if you can) to throw away any nappies, sanitary items or condoms
  • Strain the pain – a simple sink or drain strainer can stop food and hair getting down the pipes.

The Unflushables, assembled...

Who are the Unflushables? And will the heroic Betty Bin be able to stop their evil scheme to block sewers, damage the environment and flood homes?


The Unflushables - part 1  

Keep It Clear