DON'T 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 system.

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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 LEAKS:
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 District
3 Marina Side Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Phone 843.785.7582 · Fax 843.785.8196
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