To flush, or not to flush, that is the question.
While the answer seems apparent, many items not designed to be flushed make it into our collection system every day. These items cause sewer overflows and wreak havoc with our water reclamation facility equipment. Other times the backup appears a little closer to home, with sewage seeping up through a bathtub or toilet in your own home.
You have the power to prevent sewer overflows by remembering one simple rule:
The 4 Ps of Flushing: Pee, Poo, Paper, and Puke
The 4 Ps of Flushing is a very basic, simple rule. Only Pee, Poo, Paper, and Puke should go down a toilet. To clear up any potential confusion, the "P" representing "Paper" refers only to toilet paper.