Sewer Infiltration & Inflow Program

What Not to Flush

  • Paper Towels
  • Pre- Moistened Wipes
  • Feminine Products and Applicators
  • Construction Debris or Materials
  • Clothing, Towels, Bedding, Panty Hose
  • Condoms or Any Latex Materials
  • Q-Tips
  • Cigarette or Cigar Butts
  • Plastic Bags, Colostomy Bags, Wraps, Straps, Ties, or Wax Paper
  • Band-Aids
  • Dental Floss, Fishing Line, or String
  • Hair
  • Bottle Caps
  • Paint, Paint Thinner, Gasoline or Diesel Fuel
  • ‘Flushable’ Toilet Scrubbers
  • Food
  • Grease and Oil- Food and Automotive
  • Waxes
  • Diapers
  • Pharmaceuticals- Prescription and OTC
  • Needles, IV tubing
  • Light Bulbs
  • Toys, Balls
  • Mop Heads
  • Dog Waste Bags

These items are not biodegradable and must be removed prior to treatment. They can cause sewer overflows by blocking pipes, excessive wear on equipment, and are costly to dispose of.

Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as a Federal Offense.

FOG Pamphlet 

FOG refers to Fat, Oils, and Grease (FOG) from food preparation, food service, and kitchen clean-up. It’s important to know how to properly dispose of FOG to avoid potential environmental problems. View more about the FOG Program (PDF)

Smoke Testing

The purpose of “SMOKE TESTING” is to locate obstructions and defects in the sanitary sewer collection system. Learn more about Smoke Testing (PDF)

Back Water Valves

Explore more information on Back Water Valves (PDF)