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Sewer backups and overflows are typically the result of grease buildup which can cause property damage, environmental problems and other health hazards. The easiest way to solve grease problems and help prevent overflows is to keep fats, oils and grease out of the sewer system. Never pour grease down sink drains or into toilets.

Education

It’s never too early or too late to start learning about water, our most precious natural resource. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is committed to protecting and conserving this resource by promoting awareness of water issues. In addition, BWSC is also concerned with preventing pollution of the environment. You can play a key role in helping to educate yourself and others by taking advantage of the following educational resources or programs. This section provides assistance to young people, parents and teachers to work together for a better environment.

Kids Corner

This section provides both fun and educational activities for children of all ages and their parents and teachers. It contains a number of downloadable coloring pages, puzzles, water facts and other fun things.

Storm Drain Stenciling

Working with young people in schools as well as with neighborhood groups, BWSC’s Storm Drain Stenciling Program is designed to inform people that much of what is dumped onto our streets ends up in our rivers, beaches and harbor. Find out what “don’t dump, drains to . . . “ really means and how you can get involved.

Educational Resources

This section contains a listing of activity books and resources available to Boston school teachers for grades K-12. In addition, BWSC maintains a modest listing of books on water and wastewater issues.

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