Patty Potty is a 1950’s housewife… somewhat prissy, often bossy, and completely in charge of her home and family — A likeable messenger, armed with her pink plunger, and on a mission to put an end to “all kinds of things” being flushed down toilet.
Patty’s 1950’s retro style reminds us that much of the water infrastructure we rely upon today was built at the end of WWII. Astronomical population growth has taken place across Texas, which continues to impact our demand for natural resources like water. Understanding the need to protect and maintain an aging infrastructure is paramount. The proper disposal of the pre-moistened wipes and Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G) down the drain – demand attention and public action.
Patty’s message — NO WIPES IN THE PIPES — might be set in the 50’s, but is vitally important in today’s water-conscious world.
Watch for the reimagined Patty Potty animated cartoon character, as she continues her crusade – promoting sewer-friendly behaviors, utilizing an assortment of materials available through the Save Water Texas Coalition. “People are flushing all kinds of things down the toilet!” Patty points out. “It’s not a trash can, you know! Some paper products and wipes are advertised as ‘flushable’ but they aren’t. Sure, they will flush down, but they won’t flush OUT. Wipes don’t decompose… they get caught up in wastewater treatment plant screens and filters — and that costs money to clear and repair!”
Patty Potty urges people to join her “Potty Patrol” to help protect water quality and the environment — by taking actions that will help prevent costly plumber bills and water treatment plant repairs, as well!
Join the Save Water Texas Coalition and become a Patty Potty Patrol Participant today!