Don’t feed the monster.

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The pipes, as well as the municipal sanitation pipes and those of the communities have been suffering from a serious problem for a long time; the traffic jams
Damage can therefore occur at different points in the sanitation network; if they clog the coffers of single-family houses or blocks of flats, the waste water floods garages and flats or premises located on the ground floor. Already in the public network, they obtain registration wells, collectors and pumping and purification systems. Apart from breakdowns in the infrastructure, discharges of faecal water can occur in rivers or overflows.
Things that should not be thrown down the toilet;
Wet wipes and personal care products and diapers. Clogging is largely caused by throwing the misnamed “biodegradable” wet wipes down the toilet. Because they don’t have anything “biodegradable”. And these wipes are composed of cellulose, polyester and thermoplastics (the first degradable in water, the third not). Thus, while a large part of this waste is not decomposed and often appears on beaches or in the sea, those that do release microplastics that enter the food chain by being swallowed by zooplankton, at the same time food for fish. At the end of the chain we humans emerge again.
These huge clogging plugs can be giant and monstrous and cause serious problems. Yes, it doesn’t just happen in your community, it also happens, for example, in Sant Sebastian where a ball the size of six cars collapsed a sewage collector, or in the Besòs treatment plant, the largest in the state where 1,600 tons of wipes were registered in the first new months of 2017. Or in the United Kingdom where a 130-ton ball was found in London itself, as long as two football fields. In the United States, the state of Minnesota has sued Procter and Gamble for misleading advertising and Washington DC has established by decree what “single-use items that degrade immediately” means.
Food and kitchen waste. Food should not be thrown into the sewers, its dumping can lead to the reproduction of rats and other pests and can also block the sewers. They must be thrown in the organic waste containers.
Fats and oils. If they are poured into the sewers they can harden the pipes and form plugs, and remember that it seriously pollutes the environment. Remember to use the specific collection points or rubbish bins that will turn it into biodiesel or again into oil or plastics.
Medicines, chemicals and petroleum products. This waste requires a specific selective collection, so they must never be thrown down the drain, in the rubbish bin or mixed with other containers or rubbish. Medicines must be taken to the pharmacy for treatment. Solvents, dyes, glues or motor oils or petrol should also be taken to the waste disposal site, as their dumping can trigger an unwanted chemical reaction and produce dangerous gases.
Animal feces They must be thrown in the organic container or if you have a garden you can compost them.
The next time you pull the chain think that the solution is in your hands, the results are clear; environmental care and economic savings.

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