Flushing Wipes Clogs Pipes.
Flushing wipes and other products can clog your home plumbing, causing sewage backups into your home and expensive repairs to unclog your pipes.
Flushing these products can also harm sewer and wastewater treatment systems, clogging equipment and leading to environmental damage and higher sewer rates.
Protect your pipes! Never flush wipes, feminine hygiene products, dental floss, cotton swabs, or anything other than the 3 Ps: Pee, Poop, & Toilet Paper.
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There are no restrictions for using the logo, as long as it is for educational purposes about what to flush, what not to flush, or other general information about the sewer system and wastewater treatment. You are welcome to edit the logo for use by your utility as long as any changes are in keeping with the spirit of the Toilets Are Not Trashcans message. If you make edits to the logo, please share with NACWA so we can add it to our resource library.
Spread the word and advocate for change to keep wipes out of pipes.
Materials to educate yourself and others about what happens when items other than the 3 Ps are flushed.VIEW
Public education ideas and materials, including downloadable templates, and information from other utilities.VIEW
Take action to achieve better regulation of wipes using our model legislation and issue summaries.VIEW
What is a Fatberg?
Fatbergs form when FOG (fats, oils, and greases) combine with wipes and other flushed products to form masses in sewer lines. These fatbergs cause sewer overflows, endangering public health and the environment, and they are expensive to remove. Fight fatbergs by disposing of FOG in the trash – not down the drain – and only flushing the 3 Ps: pee, poop, and toilet paper.Famous Fatbergs