What can you do to protect the environment?

Only flush the 3 Ps: pee, poop, and toilet paper!

What NOT to Flush

Remember, these items are NOT one of the 3 Ps – don’t flush them, even though they seem small and will go down your toilet!


Dental Floss


Feminine Hygiene Products

Paper Towels


What Happens When You Flush Other Things?

Sewage can overflow, damaging the environment and public health.

Clogs can form in the sewer system.

Sewer workers are put at risk clearing out clogs.

Sewer rates rise because of the extra work and damaged equipment.

Why Flushable Wipes Aren’t Flushable (Adam Ruins Everything)

Adam explains why the toilet paper industry’s recent advertising ploy is clogging our drains.

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Flushable Wipes’ Effects On Our Sewer System (Great Lakes Water Authority)

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Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable? (CEN Online)

People who want that fresh feeling after wiping their behinds have increasingly been relying on flushable wipes. But sewer managers and homeowners have been crying foul—literally–as more and more pipes get clogged. Are flushable wipes to blame?

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Fatbergs: How ‘flushable’ Wet Wipes Have Created an Environmental Catastrophe (Guardian Australia)

Sydney Water’s Malabar plant is collecting six dry tonnes of wet wipes every day. The entangled mess of wipes, oil and grease – known as a fatberg –is creating a rock hard mess that’s blocking pipes and creating a headache for sewerage treatment plants around the world.

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