01 September 2022
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Keep Luss Looking Lush - Campaign Targets Tourists01 September 2022
The campaign aims to educate tourists and self catering visitors to Luss and Loch Lomond.
If poured down sinks and drains, fats, oils and grease (FOG) can form congealed lumps known as ‘fatbergs’ that block pipes leading to sewer flooding.
In the past few weeks large amounts of FOG materials have appeared in the local water treatment works which could potentially damage equipment at the site and the environment. (see picture).
Scottish Water has launched a marketing campaign specifically aimed at self-catering tourists and visitors in the area with the FOG-free message.
“It is important we remind those staying on campsites and in self-catering accommodation they have a major part to play in protecting its natural beauty.
“By following a few, simple steps people can dramatically reduce the impact of fats, oils, and grease have on our public sewer network, lowering the risk of sewer flooding and pollution incidents and cutting the annual cost of dealing with sewer chokes and blockages.”
Scottish Water has also been contacting local hospitality businesses in the area with further advice on how they should dispose of FOG in a way that is safe for drains and the environment.
Georgina Reid added: “Our wider Nature Calls campaign is asking the people of Scotland to bin wipes and other bathroom detritus to protect nature, and ultimately to ban wipes made from plastic.
“Many of these products combine with fats, oils and grease to create blockages – around 36,000 a year - which Scottish Water clears at a cost of £7million.
“Just a small change in our bathroom and kitchen behaviours will make a huge difference to our environment.”