Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, has joined the Welsh Water/Dŵr Cymru campaign to “Stop the Block” to raise awareness of the negative impact of flushing inappropriate items into sewer systems.
Mrs Evans said: “We should be very concerned about the many and varied everyday items that are needlessly and senselessly blocking our sewer systems and causing economic, environmental and financial harm.”
Wet wipes, cotton buds and cooking fat are some of the most commonly reported items.
Sewer blockages can lead to flooding, which can be costly and disruptive.
Rebecca Evans added: “It doesn’t take a lot to do the right thing. Together we can stop this now.”