Toilets Are NOT Trashcans
On Monday a Peachtree Corners neighborhood had a sewage spill from a manhole that resulted in 2,419 gallons of raw sewage spilling into a tributary that flows to the Chattahoochee River. The primary cause -- baby wipes and other similar products.
Remember, Toilets are not Trashcans! There are only three things that are to be flushed down a toilet:
- toilet paper
- human waste
Some products labeled as "flushable" do not disperse or break apart once they are in the sanitary sewer system -- the result -- blockages that leads to sewer backups, clogged pipes, tangled pumps and messy sewer backups into creeks, streets and homes.
A recent Consumer Report illustrates how items listed as "flushable" do not break down, which is a main contributor to not only outdoor sewer spills but can cause backups in your home as well.
Watch the short Consumer Report video here.