The 3 P's

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BATHROOM ETIQUETTE 

We get it, it’s not always socially acceptable to talk about poop and pee in public. But, poop, pee, toilets, and toilet paper are our business.

Don’t get us wrong; around the office and the wastewater plant, we call it things like influent, effluent, solid waste, organic materials, and ammonia waste.  It just sounds classier.  But, in reality, it is all just natural waste from our bodies and the “paper” we use to clean ourselves with. 

think before ou flush

 

DO'S & DON'T'S OF FLUSHING 

There are many household items that people flush that shouldn’t be put in the toilet:

do_not_flush

 

Dental floss

Cotton swabs

Cotton balls

Hair

Fats, Oils, or Grease

Uneaten food scraps

Coffee grounds

Feminine hygiene products

Prophylactics

Nail clippings

“Flushable” wipes

Baby wipes

Any kind of wipes

Wrappers

Hair

Cigarette/Cigar butts

Kitty Litter (Even "Flushable" types)

Cleaning Products

Diapers

Medical Waste

Medications

 

wORD cLOUD OF oDD THINGS FLUSHED

 

 ^Actual items flushed^

But, just because it DOES go down the drain, doesn’t mean it SHOULD go down! 

 

The ONLY things you should put in the toilet are the 3 P’s:

 

POOP poop emoji

PEEyellow-mellow-hi

TOILET PAPER toilet-icon-png-14018

 

When you flush anything other than the 3 P’s down, they do not biodegrade the same way that the 3 P’s do.  Check out this video, "Will It Flush?" from our friends at WEF.

 

You see, most toilet paper is specially made to break down in the sewers and septic systems, along with poop and pee. Everything else will either clog your pipes ($$$), the City’s pipes, or work its way to the wastewater plant where it may have to be manually removed from screens and filters.  This costs extra money to the City which eventually means higher sewer rates for you!

 

toiletnottrashcan

 

 

 Last Updated: November 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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