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16 April 2018What to Flush down your loo!

What is allowed to be flushed down the sink, toilet or private foul drains?

Natural human waste (pee and poo), toilet paper, and wastewater from baths/showers, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers.

The following items must not be disposed of down the drain, sink or toilet:

All facial, baby, cleaning and wet wipes (even those labelled flushable can cause blockages), sanitary products, nappies and cotton buds must be placed in the bin. These items are the main causes of blockages.

Fats, kitchen oil, and grease (known as FOG) and food waste also cause major blockages. Wipe out your pans and other greasy items with a kitchen towel before washing them. Put the kitchen towel in the bin and pour any used cooking oil into a container to dispose of or recycle it.

Do not jet-wash/brush items such as mud, grass, animal waste and other garden debris into an open manhole. These should be disposed of via garden waste bins/refuse bags.

Disposing of these items via the drain, sink or toilet is called sewer abuse and is seen as a criminal offence, under S111(1)(a) of the Water Industry Act 1991.

If you would like to speak to us about this issue, please give us a call on 0333 3000 001 or find out more by visiting our website


We need your help to try and prevent further blockages – not only will it reduce the risk or sewer flooding to you and your neighbours, but will help keep the cost of your bill down. 


Thank you for your support.

 Dwr Cymru


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The Vale of Glamorgan, Electoral Registration Team needs your help. They are currently conducting the Annual Canvass 2018. They are duty bound by law to write to all properties in the Vale of Glamorgan asking for basic information on the residents of each household over the age of 16 in order to update the Electoral Register before the publication on December 1st. The Council have already sent the first pink Household Enquiry Forms out in July and at the point of the deadline for this letter on August 17th 75% of the Vale of Glamorgan residents had responded to their forms. This is brilliant, however there is still more work to do and the Council would love to be able to exceed last year’s overall figure which was 88.4%.


The Council have written out again to all non-responders with a reminder letter. The deadline date for a response to this is September 20th. After this date they will have no alternative but to send out  house to house canvass teams to knock doors in order to complete the forms. Ultimately there would be a cost saving to the Vale of Glamorgan Council if they can reduce the amount of properties they have to visit as well as a saving on the amount of letters we would have to reprint.

So, if you have not as yet completed your Household Eform you can do quickly and easily via and entering the 2 security codes.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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