Protect Your Pipes
The Protect Your Pipes initiative is funded by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Community Engagement Campaign (CEC), a collaboration between our region’s dedicated water and wastewater utilities, in an effort to protect wastewater infrastructure and preserve the health of our rivers. These members have joined together to promote the value and safety of our region’s water, preserve the health of our source water systems, including the Potomac River, and educate the citizens of our region on the importance of the proper disposal of wipes, grease, and medication. Please view the Protect Your Pipes Video to see how to protect your home's pipes as well as help reduce unwanted materials from entering and damaging community wastewater infrastructure.
We need your help naming these three clogging criminals! Click on the image above or here to fill out a form with your creative ideas. Thank you for your participation!
Meet our three clogging criminals:
Find Nearest Location for Proper Drug Disposal:
- DEA - Office of Diversion Control
- National Community Pharmacy Association "Dispose My Meds" Campaign
- Leesburg Police Headquarters, 65 Plaza Street, NE
See what happens when the wrong items are flushed:
View a laboratory setup showing the breakdown of supposedly "flushable" materials after they are flushed: Will It Flush? Video