May 16, 2013
Flushing items like dental floss, hypodermic needles and hair can clog your pipes and put your home at risk of sewage back-ups. They also present a hazard within the wastewater treatment system.
May 06, 2013
Even if the package says they’re flushable, feminine hygiene products, applicators and packaging are some of the things that should never be flushed.
May 03, 2013
Join Utilities Kingston on Wednesday, May 8 at a free water wise gardening workshop that’s part of the lead-up to the annual Kingston Blooms gardening competition.
April 26, 2013
Fats, oils and greases – a common by-product of cooking – can build up in sewer pipes and plumbing, clogging your drains and even causing sewage back-ups. Never flush or pour fats, oils and greases down the drain (hot water won’t help).
Did You Know
Using a running hose to wash your car can waste about 400 litres of water.
Using a bucket with a sponge plus a trigger nozzle on the hose will save you about 300 of those litres.
Bathroom use accounts for about 65 percent of the water used inside the home
Check regularly for any leaks and fix them.
Most common bathroom leaks are found in faucets and in and around toilets.