Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener IRISH Water is reminding Limerick people to think about what they flush down the loo after pictures revealed severe blockages caused by wet wipes in treatment plants across the county.Unlike toilet paper, wipes do not break down when flushed down the toilet. Instead they can clump together to form blockages in sewer pipes and in wastewater treatment systems. This can cause sewer overflows in our towns and villages and pollution in our waterways and beaches.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In recent weeks blockages cause by wipes and other materials have been cleared from treatment systems in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West, Askeaton, Rathkeale, Croagh and Dromcollogher.However this is a problem that is experienced right across the city and county, with hundreds of such blockages having to be cleared every week from Ireland’s wastewater network.Anna Brosnan, Irish Water’s Wastewater Operations Lead for Limerick explains, “We know that people are using more wipes than ever to keep hands and surfaces clean and prevent the spread of Covid 19.“While it is important we all follow the HSE guidelines on handwashing and coughing etiquette we are reminding people to dispose of wipes correctly.“By making sure wipes are put in the bin and not in the toilet, everyone can do their bit to prevent sewer blockages and help keep our waters safe, clean and healthy.“It is really important that the public help us to manage the network at this time by simply binning all wipes, gloves and masks and to only ever flush the 3 Ps (pee, poo and paper).” she explained.The Think Before You Flush campaign is operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water. Our message is simple, only the 3 Ps – pee, poo and paper – should be flushed down the toilet.All other waste, such as wipes and kitchen roll, should go in the bin to avoid it becoming marine litter, or blockages in our home and wastewater network.To find out more about the Think Before You Flush campaign please visit the campaign website http://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loosBy Meghann Scully – July 7, 2020 836 Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Cat ReynoldsNext articleLimerick City and County Council to waive fees to businesses for on-street furniture as part of Covid-19 support initiatives Meghann Scully center_img Print Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin TAGSIrish WaterKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postwater last_img

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