Better house keeping practices
The wastes such as solid food remain, tea leaves, sanitary towels, polythene bags, worn cotton, hair, and soft toys, among other items, should not be flushed. When these pollutants are dumped into ‘piped drains’ that convey wastewater, they clog the drains (or choke the drains) and prevent wastewater from flowing freely. These wastes also prevent the free flow of oxygen (of air) to the helpful bacteria in the drain, which aid in the decomposition of the wastes, by plugging the drains. This obstructs the natural process of wastewater treatment. Food scraps, used tea leaves, sanitary towels, polythene bags, used cotton, hair, and soft toys, among other items, should always be discarded in a trash can.