Drains that connect your home to the City sewer lines are only big enough to carry water, toilet paper, and human waste. City sewers and pumps are sized and designed to dispose of very specific things. Using your toilet for disposal of many modern products will often result in blockages.
Many items can cause clogs, sewer backups, and overflows that may damage property and the environment. The City maintains and clears City lines up to the curb. Homeowners are responsible for blockages and clogs at their own residence to the curb.
What Should be Flushed
Flush only toilet paper and human waste! Be aware that just because is says “flushable” doesn't mean it’s true. Please dispose of items that should not be flushed in trash and put out on the curb for City pickup.
What Not To Flush
Any non-organic material
Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, and moist wipes
Cans, bottles, bricks, glass, and wood
Clothing, wash cloths, towels, and rags (any cloth item)
Dental floss, toothpaste, and vitamins
Diapers and adult protective underwear (cloth, disposable, or “flushable”)
Egg shells, nutshells, and coffee grounds
Facial tissues, napkins, and paper towels
Fats, oils, and greases
Food items containing seeds and peelings
Medicines or syringes
Plastic of any kind
Sanitary napkins, tampons, tampon applicators, and condoms