A MESSAGE FROM THE VILLAGE of HARTFORD'S WASTE WATER FACILITY
What not to flush or pour down drains of our Waste Water System!!
When you use your toilet, shower, sinks, garbage disposal, washing machine or dishwasher, wastewater leaves your home through pipes
that connect to the village sewer system.
Many materials frequently flushed or poured down the drain can harm the pipes that
connect your house to the sewers, as well
as the village sewer system.
Every property owner connected to the village sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems, and a potential victim of those problems. Putting the wrong things down the drain can damage the sewer system, cause sewer backups in your home, and sewer releases into the environment.
Anyone who uses the village sewer system should be responsible for what they flush or pour down drains.
Basically, the only thing you should ever
flush down a toilet is human waste (urine and
feces) and toilet paper.
Here is a list of some of things to keep
out of the toilet. Don't Flush These!!
-cotton balls and swabs
-mini or maxi pads
-unused medications (put original containers
in a plastic zip-lock bag, throw the bag in the trash)
-cleaning wipes of any kind
-bandages and bandage wrappings
In the kitchen, do not put Fats, Oils and
Grease (FOG) down the drain, or into the garbage disposal.
Grease in sewer pipes causes sewer
maintenance problems for property owners and the village.
Never pour grease into your sink drain
Try to use your garbage disposal less often.
courtesy of the Village of Sunbury