03 Sep Save Our Sewers: What NOT to Flush
At WHUD, we own and operate nearly 100 miles of sewer mains throughout parts of Sumner County, along with 25 pump stations and 260+ grinder pumps. That’s a lot of infrastructure to maintain, and A LOT of opportunity for lines to clog – especially when unwelcome products get in – fatty or greasy food products, facial or baby wipes (they take years to decompose), cotton balls and other items that should never be flushed. Over time, these items can build up on the sides of the sewer walls and can lead to clogged lines, sewer backups or overflows. And none of us want that. However, if we all practice good flushing habits, we’ll have a much better chance at keeping our wastewater flowing.