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 seep into our groundwater that, in turn, affects our well water, soil, plants, and so on – not pleasant for anyone!
Have you ever wondered what happens to personal care items like wipes, tampons, and pads once they’re flushed? They might seem harmless, but they can actually cause serious harm to our sewer systems and waterways. It’s always best to bin them instead!
It might seem trivial, but the way we dispose of fats, oils, and grease makes a big difference to the health of our sewer systems. These substances should never be poured down the drain – they should be thrown away in the NRNC.
The Nantucket Sewer Department has seen it all – floss, doggy bags, and even personal care items! It’s important to remember that keeping Nantucket clean and healthy is a collective effort. Let’s work together to protect our island and all it offers.
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. Let’s all do our bit to help.
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