The toilet is not a trash can: Non-flushable products being thrown down the loo could lead to sewer clogs

Only Flush the 3P’s - pee, poop, and paper (toilet paper)

You don’t want your toilet to back up at the best of times, let alone during this critical time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re being urged to be extra careful of what you through down the toilet to avoid a sewage backup.

Canadian wastewater professionals remind you to only flush the 3P’s – pee, poop, and paper (toilet paper).

Experts say alternative products to toilet paper like wet wipes that claim to be flushable actually aren’t

There has also been an increase in cleaning wipes and rubber gloves being thrown down the toilet, creating a recent upward spike of clogs in sewer lines.

In addition, no fats, oils, or grease are allowed down the sink or toilet.

This can congeal and line the sewer with “fatbergs” constricting the sewers of the entire neighborhood. These clogs can also result in overflows of raw sewage into local rivers and lakes, into your home and your neighbours’ homes – likely requiring you to evacuate your house for professional cleaning.