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The sewer isn't magic

Stuff you flush doesn't disappear

Post Date:08/21/2018 9:41 AM
  • Wastewater treatment systems are designed to treat pee, poop, puke, and (toilet) paper. Everything else will not break down when it goes down the toilet, so it clogs sewer systems.
  • Toilet paper is the only “flushable” wipe. “Flushable” is a marketing term. Anything you can flush is “flushable”. Your shirt is flushable – but that doesn’t mean you should flush it.
  • Do not put these things down your drain: Prescriptions, cleaners, floor wax, bleach, pool water, hot tub water, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, flammable liquids, paint, enamels, varnishes, solvents, or water softener backwash. These can pass through the Wastewater Treatment Plant and end up in our water and soil.
  • Pharmaceuticals and chemicals hurt micro-organisms that clean the wastewater at the treatment plant. These microorganisms kill harmful bacteria and viruses.