To flush or not to flush?

Last Updated: 5/2/2016

Just because the package reads “flushable” doesn’t mean it’s true.  Items marked as disposable or flushable do not degrade like toilet paper, and they wind up clogging pipes, lift stations and creating havoc during the wastewater treatment process. This translates into millions in clean up and repair costs. 

Here are some things to consider when flushing responsibly:  

Disposable “flushable” wipes
Regardless of what the packaging might say, if it’s not toilet paper it belongs in the trash—not down the drain where it can clog your pipes.

Medications 
Wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to remove medications.  Instead, visit our website periodically to find out about the next Medication Take Back day; they’re often held twice annually with the next one this fall. This creates the best and safest way to get rid of old medication.

Trash
You’ll save your pipes and lots of water by putting trash (paper towels, cotton swabs, etc.) where it belongs—the trash can.  

Learn more ways to Live Sewer Smart by visiting http://www.livesewersmart.com/