12/22/2016

Don't Flush "Flushable" Wipes Down the Toilet

Did you know wipes, even the ones that claim to be flushable, clog our pipes and should never be flushed down the drain?

The clogs can slow down the sewer system, cause operational problems and even costly repairs.

Help us protect our infrastructure by never flushing wipes, even those that say “flushable” on the package, down the drain.

A few other items that should never be flushed down the toilet or put down the drain include:

  • Cooking oil and grease residue
  • Fat trimmings
  • Q-tips
  • Toilet cleaning pads - yes, even those "flushable" ones
  • Paper towels 
  • Tampons, condoms and feminine hygiene products

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