No Wipes in the Pipes!

In order to prevent clogging pipes, please do not flush disposable wipes!  The label may say “flushable” but disposable wipes are to be disposed of in a garbage can. These wipes can clog sewer lines, and other equipment such as pumps can be damaged or lessen their lifespan, which can result in raw sewage overflows into homes, businesses and waterways. *gross*

The following items, even though they are labeled “flushable” or “disposable”, should NOT be flushed down the toilet:

  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper pads
  • Facial wipes
  • Nursing pads
  • Personal wipes
  • Paper towel

These items do not disintegrate quickly enough in sewer system and can cause clogs in sewer pipes and treatment plant machinery costing tax payers thousands of dollars in repairs and maintenance.

Other items that should NOT be flushed down the toilet or put down the sink include:

  • Medications (Return to pharmacy)
  • Fats, Oils, Grease and leftover food
  • Band-aids and bandage wrappers
  • Condoms
  • Cotton balls, swabs and pads
  • Dental floss and teeth whitening strips
  • Diapers
  • Hair
  • Kitty litter
  • Mini and maxi pads
  • Tampons and applicators
  • Paint and other chemicals (Return to Bings Creek)

Flushing these items down the toilet damages your household plumbing, your environment and the wastewater treatment system.  If it is not sewage or toilet paper, please put it in the trash instead of the toilet.

If you have any questions about the City of Duncan’s sewer system, please contact Public Works at 250-746-5321