Only the Three P’s Down the Toilet
Learn Why It Matters to You.
Actions – both big and small – have a profound effect on the health of the Reedy River. One way area citizens can help is by ensuring that only water, toilet paper, and human waste get flushed down toilets.
It’s a common (and understandable) misconception that “flushable” wipes are safe to flush. But the reality is that even though wipes may initially flush, they do not dissolve like toilet paper.
While toilet paper dissolves quickly, it can take weeks for “flushable” wipes to dissolve, leaving plenty of opportunity for major sewer system issues to develop. The sewer system can be damaged, and blockages can form, causing sewage to be released into the environment and our waterways.
Curious as to what you should avoid flushing? It’s easier to remember what you can flush; only the three P’s…
- Toilet Paper
Anything else should be disposed of in the trash can. Your pipes will thank you!