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Avoid kitchen calamities & bathroom blockages

If you flush wipes and other sanitary items like cotton buds down your loo, or wash leftover cooking fat, oil and grease down your sink you could cause a blockage.

With nowhere else to go, your waste water could end up pouring back up and out into your kitchen or bathroom. And nobody wants that!

We're investing £86 million between 2010 and 2015 to reduce sewer flooding across Yorkshire but our work can only do so much and we need you to help by taking some simple precautions. Here's how you can do your bit...

An exciting world first that could dramatically reduce sewer flooding

Utilising the same technology that powered the JCB Diesal Max to the land speed record, we are trialling a new approach to help clean out fats, oils and grease from our sewers.

Find out more about this innovation >

you could be so kind as to tell us what sorts of wipes you use the most?

Baby wipes
Make-up wipes
Anti-bacterial wipes
Toilet wipes

Follow our do's and don'ts

dos and donts

We've put together a list of do's and don'ts to help you avoid the risks.

Do's and don'ts >

How are we doing our bit?

dong our bit

Over the next five years we're investing £180 million to improve the quality of our sewer network. Take a look at our investment

page to see what we're doing in your area.

Investment in my area >

Follow our new parents advice

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Being a new parent isn't easy. We've teamed up with Bounty to offer you some great advice and tips to protect your home

Tips for mums and dads >

Watch our home horror movies

View our spine tingling home horror videos and see the damage that a blocked sewer can cause to your home.

Watch home horror movies >