CLOG UP THE WORKS:
Your household plumbing system and the Broad Creek PSD wastewater
collection system share the same common enemies - grease,
oil, congealed foods, coffee grounds and such non-biodegradable
items as paper towels, baby diapers, plastics and even cigarette
filters and chewing gum. While they may seem to disappear
when rinsed down the sink or toilet, they tend to collect,
bond and ultimately clog critical junctures in your plumbing
system and in our wastewater collection network.
It may take weeks for enough foreign material to accumulate
before a toilet or sink begins to back up, or for enough
blockages to occur to interrupt the flow of wastewater through
our collection system. But the consequences can be far more
severe then an inconvenient and unpleasant clean up task.
Please think about the consequences before you put one of
these common enemies down your sink or into your toilet.
It will safeguard your plumbing and our wastewater collection
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WATER CONSERVATION TIPS:
There are numerous water-saving devices on the market. Look
for aerators, flow regulators and displacement devices to
make your home conservation friendly.
EASY WAY TO SAVE WATER, FIX ALL
Check all faucets, including outside hose connections. Check
your toilet. Add several drops of food coloring to the toilet
tank. If it's leaking, the coloring will appear in the toilet
without flushing. Test toilets for "invisible" leaks. Put
a few drops of food coloring in the tank and let it stand
for approximately 30 minutes. Do not flush the toilet during
this period. If the coloring appears in the bowl, there
is a leak.
This is the only way to detect this common problem. It is
recommended to perform this test every six months since
the rubber components in the tank deteriorate rapidly. Does
the toilet get stuck or run continuously when flushed? This
would cause a fluctuation in usage, but would not be detected
as a leak unless it is running while you are investigating.
Broad Creek Public Service
3 Marina Side Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
843.785.7582 · Fax 843.785.8196
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