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City launching 'Think Before You Flush' campaign

Women flushed $120,000 down three toilets, investigators say
Posted at 5:37 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 20:37:58-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield Public Works Department is bringing "Sewer Monsters" all the way from the UK to Bakersfield in hopes of encouraging the community to think before they flush.

The department has teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society to spread the message that improperly disposing of grease, wipes and other trash can clog pipes, lead to sewer backups, and cause flooding and costly damage.

During the week of April 15, The Plug Life Monster will be featured on the Solid Waste Division’s Proposition 218 notices arriving in homes.

The City says it is experiencing an alarming number of clogged pumps at our sewer pump stations because foreign materials are being flushed down toilets and drains. This outreach campaign will offer businesses and residents information and resources to share the message “Don’t create a monster – Think before you flush”.