Beware of “The Unflushables”

Sewers are designed to take away used dirty water from sinks, baths, showers, laundries, and toilets. Flushing away unflushables adds to the cost of operating and maintaining your sewers and the treatment plant. Putting trash down the toilet does cause blockages in sewers and possible damage to the environment.

“Disposable” doesn’t mean flushable. Disposable means you should bag it and trash it… don’t flush it! Most baby wipes and adult wipes are not flushable. This information is usually written in tiny letters somewhere on the package. The few that are flushable indicate it plainly on front of the package. If you can’t find the phrase “flushable” or “safe to flush”, then it is not flushable. These unflushables wipes do not fall apart in water like toilet paper. The wipes get tangled in the sewage with other wipes and debris, resulting in sewer clogs and expensive problems for us and our residents.

Do Not Flush Items:

 Baby Wipes  Adult Wipes  Paper Towels
 Disposable or Clothe Diapers  Feminine Hygiene Products Q-Tips 
 Bandages  Dental Floss  Socks
 Underwear Sanitary Towels and Incontinence Pads  Razors and blades 
 Medicines  Hair