Drain Don'ts

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Protect our water and sewage pipes by avoiding flushing or putting these items down the drain:

  • "Flushable" wipes - these items, while marketed as flushable, are commonly the cause of major build up in sewage pipes - throw them in your trash bin instead
  • Tampons, condoms and feminine hygiene products 
  • Cooking oil and grease residue - bag oil or place in a non-recyclable container then throw into the trash
  • Fat trimmings 
  • Q-tips 
  • Toilet cleaning pads - yes, even those "flushable" ones
  • Paper towels  

When placed down the drain, these items can wreak havoc on sewer lines and also cause sewage overflows in homes, businesses and local waterways. 

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