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PECT teams up with Anglian Water in Peterborough

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The environmental charity PECT, working in partnership with Anglian Water, will be shortly be visiting households in Peterborough to help reduce the number of sewerage pipe blockages across the city.

With local residents’ help, the charity is working to help protect our rivers, wildlife and environment. The friendly PECT team will be visiting your area shortly with a free goodie bag and tips on what you can do to reduce blockages and save money!

Keep It Clear is Anglian Water’s campaign to help reduce the potential flooding and pollution caused by avoidable blockages. The programme works with communities in a variety of engaging ways, helping to spread awareness of the issue and to support long-term behaviour change.

PECT’s Selina Wilson explains: “It is fantastic to be working with the Anglian Water team and the city’s residents to help ‘Keep it Clear’ in Peterborough this summer! We’re looking forward to meeting lots of local people and working together to make a different to our environment.”

Collette Parker, Keep it Clear Community Engagement Manager, said: “Wrongly flushed fats, oils and greases along with other ‘unflushable’ items cause real problems in the sewer network often resulting in clogged sewer pipes which can cause untreated sewage to run into homes, gardens, streets and even end up in rivers, the sea and on beaches. 

“These ‘unflushables’ cause over 30,000 blockages a year, 80% of which could be avoided.. That’s why we’ve teamed up with PECT to raise awareness about what we can all do to help protect our environment.“

The service will only take up a few minutes of your time and is completely free to take part in. If you would like more information, please call 01733 568408 or email [email protected]. You can also visit www.pect.org.uk for further details.

For more information about Anglian Water, visit www.anglianwater.co.uk.