Question: Can you provide a list of what not to flush?

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Answer: The following is a basic what-not-to-flush list of things that should not be flushed down toilets or put down drains.

Wipes, diapers and other non-disposable materials clog sewer pipes and pump stations. This causes increased operations and maintenance costs for all customers. Additionally this can cause sewer backups or overflows. Just because a product is “bio-degradable” does not make it safe to flush. Most “bio-degradable” products like wipes do not readily “dispose” upon flushing and actually remain in a solid state traveling through the sewer system. This is unlike toilet paper or tissue which is readily disposable and dissolves quickly into the waste stream.

In general, it's best to only flush organic material (waste) and toilet paper. Everything else should go in a trash bin.

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