Everything that goes down your drains or toilet ends up in pipes, pumps, treatment plants, and eventually back to local streams and lakes, where we get our drinking water.
Certain items—especially flushable wipes, fat and grease—can form clogs resulting in nasty sewer backups that are expensive to remove and repair. Other items like household cleaning products, motor oil, paints, and medicines can negatively impact water quality in streams and lakes and create challenges in the water and wastewater treatment processes.
Upper Trinity Regional Water District is working with several other entities to promote a regional campaign to Defend Your Drains. You can learn more at