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.
DO'S & DON'T'S OF FLUSHING
There are many household items that people flush that shouldn’t be put in the toilet:
Uneaten food scraps
Feminine hygiene products
Any kind of wipes
Kitty Litter (Even "Flushable" types)
^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:
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!
Last Updated: November 17, 2017