Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Sewer Concerns: Lethbridge County says watch what you flush

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A reminder from Lethbridge County that things like gloves, wipes and other non-biodegradable items do not belong in the sewer.

The County says it’s noticed an increase lately in non-flushable items causing blockages in the sewer system.

Items like rubber and latex gloves being flushed down sinks, toilets, and into storm water drains are particularly concerning, since they don’t breakdown easily and cause the pipes to fail.

Lethbridge County is reminding residents this increases maintenance costs, as well with staff having to spend time unclogging sewers so they can function properly.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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