What to Not Flush

what-not-to-flush-infographicThe toilet is only meant to flush the three P’s—pee, poop, and (toilet) paper. Human waste and toilet paper should be the only thing going down the toilet. Unfortunately, over the years, people have turned the toilet into a trash can. People tend to flush medications, sanitary products, deceased pet fish, and cigarette butts. Really anything that fits in the toilet!

Flushing these types of items down the toilet causes home, apartment, and business pipes to clog wastes water (up to 5 gallons of water every time you flush) and, most importantly, can have a huge impact on our sewers and not to mention Lake Superior. Some materials and dissolved particles can go right through the wastewater treatment facility and enter the Superior bay. Please dispose of items properly. 

Click here for a downloadable list of items that should never be flushed down a toilet
Check out the City of Superior's "It's a Toilet, Not a Trashcan" brochure.