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A toilet is designed to remove only human waste and bathroom tissue with each flush.
Sending other items down the drain threatens home plumbing, Arlington’s sanitary sewer system and ultimately the Water Pollution Control Plant, where wastewater is treated before being safely released to the ecosystem.
Tip: Keep a small trash can in the bathroom near the toilet and use it to discard all those things that only seem harmless to flush.
Among the most common offenders:
Finally, as you protect Arlington’s sewer system when in the bathroom, don’t forget to be as vigilant when in the kitchen. Never send fats, oils, grease (FOG) down the drain.
Water & Sewer Emergencies
703-228-6555 (24-hour hotline)
Report Stream Pollution, Spills or Illegal Dumping