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Water and Sewer
To Flush or Not to Flush? That is the Question
To reduce the problems that wastewater systems are experiencing, the question of what to flush or not to flush needs to be clearly answered. To do this, several things need to happen:
- Wipes that are labeled “flushable” need to meet standards that will be protective of sewer systems;
- Products that are not designed to be flushed, but might end up in the toilet, should have a prominent “do not flush” logo on the packaging; and
- Consumer education needs to occur to help people understand whether to flush or not flush products.
What the Department does daily
Every day, the Water & Sewer Department manages the flow and treatment of hundreds of millions of gallons of water. Learn about the work done to ensure the safety of your drinking water and much more.
- Check out the Water and Sewer Department's video playlist
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