Sewer System Education

Flushable Wipes Aren't Really Flushable

While companies would have you believe those flushable wipes sold on store shelves are flushable, in reality, these wipes are harmful to City sewer systems. All wipes should be thrown in the trash, not flushed down the toilet. The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper. Feminine products, wipes, diapers, pills, grease or any other item should not be flushed down the toilet. 

Read the handout below to learn more and watch the video to see how flushable wipes fail to break down in sewer systems.

Flushable wipes handout with more information (PDF)

Watch this video to learn more