GEAUGA COUNTY WATER RESOURCES Approved Installers
Director: Gerard Morgan, P.E., J.D. This department reports to the County Commissioners Walter M. Claypool, Timothy C. Lennon, Ralph Spidalieri
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Sewer

Pouring grease down your drain can cause serious problems to the pipes in you house and to our sewer lines. When you pour oil and grease down the drain it sticks to the sewer pipes and the buildup restricts the water flow which can cause blockages and backups into your house. Here are a few tips to keep the sewer lines fat free! Collect the leftover cooking oil and grease in a can and once it hardens, throw it in the garbage. Throw meat and greasy food scraps in the trash, not the garbage disposal. Wipe out pots and pans with a paper towel to remove grease or left over cooking residue Scrape food waste into the garbage

What Not To Flush

Even if a product claims to be disposable, it may still be harmful to the pipes in your house and our sewer lines. Sewer lines are not a waste disposal unit, they are only designed to handle human waste and toilet paper. Instead of flushing questionable items, put them in a bag and throw them in the garbage. Flushing the wrong items may cause backups in your home. Here are some examples of items that should not be flushed: Disposable diapers Feminine hygiene products Cotton balls or swabs Cleaning wipes of any kind Handy wipes Condoms Facial tissues Bandages Dental floss Razors and blades Medicines of any kind: this can be returned to your local pharmacy for safe disposal Syringes and needles: contact your local doctor or hospital to find out how to properly dispose of them. Automotive fluids Paint, solvents, sealants, and thinners Poisons and hazardous materials  

Emergencies

If you are experiencing a sewer back up please call our office at: 440-279-1970 or if it is after office hours please call the 24/7 line at: 1-866-286-7292
Phone: 440-279-1970 Fax: 440-285-9549 info@gcdwr.org