Let’s have a chat about good sewer manners: It’s only suitable to flush the ‘three P’s’ – pee, poop, and toilet paper.
Everything else can lead to clogs and backups in the pipes and can seep into our groundwater – not pleasant for anyone.
That means, personal care items like wipes, tampons and pads AND cooking residuals like fat, oil and grease are no-flush items. They might seem harmless, but they can actually cause serious harm to our sewer systems and waterways. It’s better to toss them instead.
The Nantucket Sewer Department has seen it all – floss, doggy bags, you name it! It’s important to remember that keeping Nantucket clean and healthy is a collective effort. Let’s take a moment to think before we flush.
Every little action we take can have a positive impact on our environment, and being mindful of what we flush down the toilet or sink can help keep our waterways healthy and clean. We can all do our bit to help.
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