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Unblocktober: Improving the Health of our Drains, Sewers and Seas

Posted: 29/09/20

Unblocktober is back again in 2020, encouraging people to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas! The success of last year’s campaign has set a solid ground for the campaign to continue to drive real environmental change across the country. If you haven’t signed up already, visit the Unblocktober website now to do so!

Each year United Utilities tackles around 28,000 blockages in the sewers costing around £10 million to clear!

As people have been spending more time at home due to coronavirus, Unblocktober is needed now more than ever to help improve bad habits.

Unblocktober is asking for people to commit to stop pouring or flushing any of the items below for the month of October:

  • Cooking oil or fat
  • Food – even crumbs!
  • Anything containing plastic or hidden plastic