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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Avoid Drain Problems

An S-trap for a drain

Just because the package says flushable doesn’t mean it’s true. Many items marketed as disposable and/or flushable do not degrade like toilet paper and they wind up clogging pipes, tangling pumps and causing messy sewer backups into streets, homes and businesses. 

Our sewers are designed to dispose of very specific things. Using your toilet for disposal of many modern products can result in blockages. The drains that connect your home to the main sewer are only big enough to carry water, toilet paper and human waste. Private sewer lines are often no wider than four inches. Other than creating clogs in sewer pipes and pumps, trash must be removed from the waste water as part of the reclamation treatment process. 

This is an expensive operation. Excessive debris in waste water sewers has become epidemic globally.

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