How can you help?

  • Be careful what you put down the drain. Bug killer, paint thinner and other chemicals are difficult for treatment plants to remove.
  • Take short showers or shallow baths.
  • Make sure to turn the tap off completely. One tap dripping twice a second will send over 50 gallons of clean water to the treatment plant each week.
  • Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, washing your hands, or washing the car.
  • Do not pour grease down the drains.
  • Do not put prescription drugs down the drain.

These items should not be flushed down the toilet

  • Dental Floss
  • Non-flushable Wipes
  • Flushable Wipes
  • Baby Diapers
  • Adult Incontinence Protectors (i.e. Depends)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Condoms
  • Paper Towels
  • Shop Towels
  • Fat, Grease, Oils
  • Garbage Disposals Fatty - Greasy Waste

Flush That!

Ideally the sewer system should handle only:

  • Human Waste
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water

 

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