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'Dramatic increase' in sewer blockages amid coronavirus lockdown

Northern Ireland Water has warned customers not to flush wet wipes down the toilet. Picture by Mal McCann
Digital staff

Northern Ireland Water has warned of a sharp increase in the number of blocked sewers as families stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The company said the blockages have been caused by customers flushing wet wipes down the toilet.

It warned customers to only flush the 'three ps' - pee, poo and paper - and said the problem was putting a strain on its resources.

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