Drain Love

Northumbrian Water have launched a campaign to cut down the number of blocked drains in the North East.

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Everyday items flushed down the loo causing major problems

Northumbrian Water has launched a campaign to cut down on the number of blocked drains.

Using a new character called Dwaine Pipe, they want to persuade people not to flush away items like cotton wool buds, nappies and household wipes.

This year the water company will spend a million pounds dealing with more than 17,000 blockages.

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