Sewage and rain
One of the main tasks of the network department is to maintain the sanitation networks of the municipal area in optimum operating conditions, in order to ensure the correct transport of the wastewater and runoff flows that occur in the municipality.
The achievement of this goal is essential for proper water management, avoiding health and environmental risks due to unwanted spills into the environment, as well as preventing the erosion of our streets and avenues and minimizing discomfort to citizens.
Products not suitable for flushing down the toilet
The City Council of Calvià has signed its adherence to the Declaration on the position of the international water sector, regarding the products that are not apt to be disposed of in the toilet and those labeled as suitable.
To avoid the environmental and economic problems caused by obstructions and damage to the sewerage networks and sewage treatment equipment, the organizations and wastewater operators that sign this declaration agree that:
- For the toilet only urine, feces and toilet paper (the 3Ps of English: Pee, Poo and Toilet Paper) should be discarded.
- Currently, all wipes and personal hygiene products must be clearly labeled "Do not throw in the toilet" and disposed of in the trash or garbage bin.
- The wipes and products labeled as "Suitable for throwing in the toilet", based on a guide of recommendations from the associations of manufacturers, have to be labeled "Do not throw in the toilet", until a technical standard is agreed upon, with the water sector.
- Manufacturers of wipes and personal care products should provide consumers with clear and concise information about appropriate disposal methods.
- Looking to the future, innovations in materials may make it possible for some products to be labeled as "Suitable for discarding down the toilet", once they meet a technical standard that has been developed and agreed upon with the water sector. This standard would have to be elaborated upon, preferably within the framework of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO, for its acronym in English).
- The key requirements for any future standard would be that the product is quickly fragmented into pieces, does not float and does not contain plastic or regenerated cellulose, and only contains materials that degrade easily in a variety of natural environments.
- The main public bodies and companies specialized in the water sector, have adhered to this declaration as a measure of pressure to regulate the labeling of wipes and personal hygiene products correctly. This adherence is accompanied by other measures along the same lines, based on awareness campaigns on the proper use of sanitation and the approval of the regulatory framework.
The management of sanitation and stormwater networks includes the following tasks of preventive and corrective maintenance:
- Cleaning and removal of supernatant waste at critical points in the network.
- Cleaning of drive stations./treatment plants.
- Sewer cleaning.
- Review and monitor conflicting networks.
Municipal ordinance regulating the sanitation network of urban land.
Length of networks