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You’re Flushing WHAT?! Here’s How You Can Help Avoid Costly (and Gross) Sewer Backups

Chances are, you haven’t spent much time thinking about a sewer backup occurring in your home, or the unpleasant cleanup job they leave behind. But as most sanitation operators know, backups are costly, damaging, and can be prevented by applying just a bit of common sense and good judgment.

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Cover Your Flush

As most sanitation operators know, sewer back-ups are costly and damaging. The Pool alone has paid out $1.8 million in “Not-at-Fault” Sewer Back-up claims, which is just a fraction of the total costs incurred by homeowners and districts alike. Last year, the Pool created resources that districts can use to educate their customers on the causes of sewer back-up.

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