Safe Sewer Practices
Swiffers Are NOT Flushable!
Just because the packaging on a product says it is "disposable" does not mean it is "flushable."
There are many household and cosmetic items touted by manufacturers as being disposable: face cleansing cloths, baby wipes, toilet cleaning pads, and cleaning cloths like Swiffers. But they are not flushable and should NEVER be flushed down the toilet.
The city sewers are designed to dispose of TWO, and ONLY two very specific things: human waste and toilet paper.
Swiffer sheets damage sewer pumps and clog sewer pipes.
• Plastic of any kind
• Wash cloths, towels, rags
• Vitamins, medicines or other drugs
• Sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms, or any non-organic material
• Food items containing seeds and peelings
• Fats, oils, and grease
• Egg shells, nutshells, and coffee grounds
• Dental floss
• Napkins (paper or cloth) and paper towels
• Swiffer sheets
• Toilet bowl scrub pads
• Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, and moist wipes
• Diapers (cloth, disposable, or flushable)
Keeping your sewer system healthy helps to keep the cost down!