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What Should Not Go Into the Sanitary Sewers

What Should Not Go Into the Sanitary Sewers

Reminder for Residents

The only thing that you should be flushing down the toilet or drain is toilet paper.

Although many wipes claim to be flushable, they are not safe for our sewers. Please watch what you flush and pour down the drain.

Here is a list of items that you shouldn't flush:
  • Wipes (remember, there is no sewer safe flushable wipe, no matter what the packaging says!)
  • Rags
  • Paper Towel
  • Hair, Lint, or Dirt
  • Feminine Hygiene Products, including Tampons
  • Condoms
  • Cotton Swabs or Pads
  • Floss
  • Chemicals
  • Fats
  • Grease
  • Butter
  • Dressings
  • Oils
  • Sauces
  • Gravy
  • Spreads

Basically, if it's not water or toilet paper, do your best to keep it out of our sewer system!

What happens if a large amount of these items get flushed? It causes problems for everyone and could result in a hefty plumbing bill!