For Immediate Release | November 17, 2017
St. Albert Launches Wastewater Management Education Program
What you flush may come back to haunt you!
The City of St. Albert has partnered with the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission (ACRWC) in a campaign to help educate residents on the Do’s and Don’ts of what goes down the drain.
St. Albert, along with thirteen other municipalities, will roll out the ACRWC Flushables Campaign – The Clog, in the coming weeks. The graphically exciting campaign engages residents with information on how our sewer systems are directly affected by what we put down the drain.
Education on good wastewater management has become a priority with our increasingly “disposable” society. Certain products deemed “flushable” should not be going down the drain. Flushing products like baby wipes and feminine hygiene are a direct cause of massive clogs that can accumulate in our sewer systems. A wastewater sewer system is not meant to handle these types of items – they are built to handle only The Three P’s - pee, poo and toilet paper.
Clogs that occur because of the items stuck in the sewers are difficult and dangerous to clean up, and pose a significant capital cost. The Clog Campaign hopes to educate residents about how to protect our sewers, rivers, and environment by mapping out in a fun way what should and should not be flushed down the pipes.
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