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Dont Rush! Think before you Flush...

 and send unwanted items down your drains!


  Image credit to: The Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission


Think before you send items down your drains to avoid spending thousands of dollars on costly repairs.  Our sewer system is dealing with more and more clogs caused by items that were never meant to be put down our drains, or flushed down the toilet.

In the Kitchen

The items in the kitchen that are most concerning are fats, oils and greaseYES, THIS INCLUDES BACON... and yes, indeed, they should not go down the drain!

Where should they go? Place them in a jar to solidify. Then dispose of it in your garbage bin, unless you can find a safe, creative way to reuse it! 

What about in the bathroom?

There are many items that claim to be flushable but in reality are causing sewer blockages, clogs and backups and costly repairs for home owners. Please read the following list of  'unflushables'.
 

1. Fats, oil, and grease

 

2. Rags, bathroom wipes  and paper towels


3. Feminine Hygiene Products

4. Hair

 

...click here to continue reading about unflushables

....and learn how to dispose of these items

 

  Image credit to: The Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission


BEWARE of the claim of 'FLUSHABLE'

 

What if the label says flushable? Items that say they are flushable, such as wipes, may not make it through your sewer system, which will cause issues in sewer near your house or on its way to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
 
What about wipes? Watch the video below, made my MetroVan to help you understand....
 
 


 

 

 


I Don't Flush Pledge

These are just a few of the well-known Canadians who are taking the ‘I don’t flush’ pledge—helping to keep our water clean and free of pharmaceuticals.
 

Video credit to: OCWA (Ontario Clean Water Agency)


See what should never be flushed with this Epic Poo Race comic, courtesy of the Town of Canmore.

Wastewater Treatment Plant What happens after you flush the toilet?

 
 

For more information

Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Submit a service request
Email: H20inquiries@lethbridge.ca