To Flush or Not to Flush

The Operations division works diligently to keep the Town’s waste water systems clean and running efficiently.

Often items are flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink drain without an understanding of the long-term negative effects this might have on the Town’s sewer and lagoon systems.

Flushing anything other than human waste and toilet paper will cause plugs in the sanitary system.

Plugs can cause sewer backups that can affect entire neighbourhoods. Ongoing misuse of the sewer system also damages lift station pumps, resulting in costly and time-consuming repairs.

Eventually, non-flushable items end up in the lagoon system and affect the water treatment process by adding unwanted volume to the lagoons – resulting in another significant and costly cleaning process.

Please review the items below and know what to Flush or Not to Flush!

What to Flush:

  • Human Waste (Poop and Pee)
  • Toilet Paper

What NOT to Flush:

  • Wet wipes/baby wipes
  • Rags
  • Diapers
  • Dental floss
  • Gauze
  • Shirts, underwear, socks.  Clothing in general.
  • Feminine hygiene products (including plastic applicators)
  • Old prescription drugs.
    Please take to pharmacy for disposal.
  • Toys
  • Grease from cooking
  • Prophylactics (condoms)