The 3P’s: Caring for your sewage treatment plant, septic tank or pump station

Sewage treatment plants, septic tanks and pump stations are designed only to deal with the 3P’s – pee, poo, and toilet paper.

Inappropriate materials flushed into the drainage system can cause unnecessary blockages, severe damage to the components within your system and environmental pollution, resulting in costly repairs and clean up operations.



  • Absorbent cloths
  • Bandages
  • Baby wipes
  • Cigarette butts
  • Contact lenses
  • Contraception
  • Cotton buds
  • Cotton wool
  • Dental floss
  • Dish cloths
  • Food
  • Incontinence pads
  • Kitchen roll
  • Razors
  • Sanitary items
  • Tights
  • Wet wipes


  • Engine oils
  • Chemicals (household or garden)
  • Grease
  • Kitchen fats
  • Paints