It’s important to remember that Your Toilet, is Not a Trash Can. When you use the toilet to dispose of things that should go in the trash, you risk clogging your home’s sewer pipes or sewer lines in the street. In severe cases, clogs can cause sewer back-ups in your home or overflows in the street.
We encourage you to only flush the 3 P’s – Pee, Poop and (Toilet) Paper! It’s important to remember that whatever goes down the toilet can potentially impact the water environment. So, if in doubt, trash it!
“Flushable” Wipes and Grease
The two biggest causes of sewer clogs are wipes labeled as “flushable” and fats, oil and grease (FOG). Unlike toilet paper (which breaks down quickly in water), wet wipes remain intact and tangle into massive clogs that jam pumps and block pipes.
Grease cools and hardens as it travels through pipes. Over time, it accumulates and can block pipes. Other fatty substances contribute to clogs also. We encourage you to dispose of all FOG in the trash instead of pouring it down the drain.