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The Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority needs your help! Each year the Authority spends thousands of dollars at our sewer pump stations and Waste Water Treatment Plant due to trash being in the system that should not be. Sewer systems are designed to transport human waste, toilet paper, and wastewater from sinks and baths. When trash enters the system, it causes blockages in your sewer lines and also blockages in the main system. Once there is a blockage, this will cause extensive damage to the system and also allow overflows which could create health hazards. This is where we need your help. Please be mindful of what you flush. Only human waste, toilet paper, and drain water should be allowed down your drain lines.

Items that are called “disposable” are not always safe to flush. Items like Kleenex, paper towels, or wet wipes are designed to stay together when wet and absorb moisture so they take much longer to break down .These items should be put in the garbage. Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G.) are also huge culprits to sewer backups. This is due to the fact that once they cool, they solidify. Please allow oils to cool and then dispose of them properly and do not pour them down your drains. Below is a list of some items that are often found in the sewer system and should be thrown in the garbage.

Cotton Balls Plastic Utensils
Bandages Diapers-cloth or disposable
Dental Floss Cloth towels or rags
Tooth brushes Cigars or Cigarette butts
Razors and blades Plastic bags
Medicines Paper Towels
Syringes and needles Cat litter
Sanitary products
Handy wipes, wet wipes or flushable wipes
Oil and Grease
By not allowing these items into the sewer system, you will save yourself and others from expensive repair bills.

**To help us better serve you, please provide our customer service department with your current information (phone number, email, etc.) to help update our system as the technology of our system grows.