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Renewable Water Resources Launches New Educational Campaign ‘Potty Protocol’

Posted May 5, 2014 in Articles

To Flush or Not to Flush?

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) announces their new addition to environmental education campaign, “Potty Protocol.” This initiative teaches the community what items are truly flushable and what products are not safe to flush down the toilet.

“Be Freshwater Friendly” is an educational campaign designed to educate the community on how small changes to their day-to-day actions can have a great impact on the local environment and aquatic resources. This educational and environmentally friendly campaign aims to educate Upstate residents of all ages on how to protect the finite resources of our community – our watershed and local waterways.

A lot of people are not aware of what items are truly flushable and what items belong in the trash can. We hope that by providing this information, more and more people will realize how flushing certain products affects the sewer infrastructure and how expensive this could be. ” said Ashley Rhinehart, public relations coordinator for ReWa.

Even though some products might say “flushable”, disposable wipes and other items that people commonly flush in the toilet continue to clog our sewer lines and damage pumps and other equipment. Not only are these problems expensive to fix, they can also cause raw sewage overflows into homes, businesses, and local waterways. It is a very costly problem for both the customer and ReWa.

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