Stop. Think about what is being flushed down the toilet, the commode, the latrine, the loo. With toilet paper disappearing from store shelves, people are turning to alternatives. And those alternatives — paper towels, wipes of any kind, napkins or rags — flushed down the toilet will lead to clogged pipes, sewer back-ups and possible costly repairs. Non-toilet paper items can cause residential backups, problems at the wastewater treatment plants and possible sanitary sewer overflows.
Our crews are busy keeping the county’s sewer system flowing. Don’t contribute to clogs in the collection system by flushing items that do not belong in the toilet. "Flushable" wipes, baby wipes, paper towels, plastic tampon applicators and most other items need to be thrown in the trash, not flushed. Please remember to only flush the 3 Ps: Poop, Pee, Paper.