Number one, number two, and toilet paper; that’s all you should be flushing down the toilet according to the City of Prince Rupert.
The City is asking residents to be careful about what goes down their drains, because Communications Manager Veronika Stewart says crews are noticing an uptick in clogs and blockages in the sewers pumping stations, which are difficult and costly to maintain.
Stewart says fats, oils, and grease are also not good for the drain, as they can build up into so-called fatbergs which can cause back-ups and clogs.
Also on the do not flush list:
- Dental Floss
- Food Waste
- Paper Towels and Rags
- Disposable cleaning products
- Q-tips and Cotton Balls
- Facial Tissues (ie. Kleenex)
- Disposable Wipes (wet ones/baby wipes)
- Kitty Litter
- Tampons, tampon applicators, sanitary napkins and liners
- Hopes and dreams
The City of Prince Rupert has a list and video about what can go down the drain or toilet at its website.