Reporting any overflows seen also helps make service delivery more efficient.
Avoid waste disposal units
Another way you can help the system work more effectively is avoiding installing waste disposal units or waste grinders where possible, as these put an extra load on the sewerage system with the volume of matter requiring decomposition. It is better to compost kitchen wastes. Make sure you don't let excess fats go down the drain, as these are a common cause of blockages.
Industry can also assist by adopting cleaner production methods of waste minimisation as well as onsite treatment of by-products where warranted. These measures can have a significant environmental benefit as many firms use large amounts of chemicals in their manufacturing process and the resulting by-products are then introduced into the sewer system.