Stephanie Backs Yorkshire Water Campaign

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on the 18th August, Stephanie is backing Yorkshire Water's 'Be a Binner' drive.

The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the damage done from flushing products such as wet wipes down the toilet, after Barnsley resides one of the UK's highest areas of sewage blockages.

Commenting, Stephanie said:

"After spending time with Yorkshire Water examining first-hand the problem of sewer blockages, it's clear how important it is to properly dispose of waste - particularly wet wipes.

"Sewer blockages are a far too frequent occurrence in Barnsley East, so much so that our constituency holds one of the highest blockage rates in the country and is often faced with internal sewer flooding and pollution to the local watercourses.

"I was also surprised to hear that wet wipes are often incorrectly labelled as 'flushable' when they do not in fact disintegrate. An industry standard to prevent misleading labels is urgently required.

"I'm supporting Yorkshire Water's 'Be a Binner' campaign to ensure our waste and wet wipes are disposed of in the correct way."

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