MEDIA ALERT: Abacus Partners with The Trail Conservancy to Promote Safe Use of Bathroom Facilities on The Trail

New signs have been installed on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail restrooms with tips from Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical to keep plumbing in tip top shape.

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical is continuing its commitment to the Austin community, and to their “Clean Air, Clean Water” initiative, through its latest partnership with The Trail Conservancy. New signs have now been installed in all six of the trail’s restrooms to remind patrons that the plumbing in their facilities is delicate and requires extra care.

The signs are located by the restroom entrance and in the individual stalls. They’re a reminder that only toilet paper and natural waste should be flushed to keep the facilities in working condition for all who use the trail. This message is important to The Trail Conservancy since the group is tasked with maintaining trail facilities, and restroom repairs can come with a high price tag. 

“When objects or items are flushed down the toilet that the toilet was not designed to handle, they can become lodged in the pipes and sewers, leading to blockages, which can be expensive and time-consuming to repair,” said Heidi Anderson, Executive Director of The Trail Conservancy. “By working with Abacus to keep our park restrooms clean, functional, and free of blockages, we can ensure that our beloved Trail and lake stay free of incidents that could prevent people from enjoying the park.”

Abacus is honored to partner with The Trail Conservancy to make our city a better place. “We are excited to join hands with The Trail Conservancy in promoting responsible plumbing practices that help protect our natural surroundings,” said Thos Graham, General Manager at Abacus in Austin. “We believe that by collaboratively maintaining the cleanliness and functionality of park restrooms, we can ensure the uninterrupted enjoyment of our beloved Trail and lake.”

On Sunday, November 5th Abacus will be sponsoring The Trail Conservancy’s Twilight on the Trail events which is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Abacus is also one of the organization’s title sponsors for the year, making a $70,000 donation to help with the organization’s mission to maintain the beauty of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, ensuring generations of Austinites can continue to enjoy this meaningful part of our city.

About Abacus

Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical has been serving Texas since 2003. Founded by master plumber Alan O’Neill, Abacus Plumbing maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has earned multiple years of Awards for Excellence. Abacus only hires licensed and certified technicians who pass a rigorous drug and background check. All pricing is provided up front and offers a 100 percent job satisfaction guarantee. Abacus is part of Wrench Group, LLC, a national leader in home repair, replacement and maintenance services specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, water, and electrical services. Wrench Group collectively serves over 700,000 customers annually across twelve markets and sixteen brands in the United States. For more information, please visit us at To learn more about Abacus Plumbing in Houston, visit or for Austin, visit

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