When you use the toilet to dispose of things that should go in the trash, you risk clogging your sewer pipes or sewer lines in the street. These clogs can cause sewer back-ups in your home or overflows in the street. Remember – whatever goes down the toilet can impact Lafayette’s water environment.
Toilet paper is the only thing that’s safe to flush. If it’s not toilet paper, it doesn’t break down (video). Everything else is trash, including products that claim they are “flushable.”
• Flush only toilet paper at home and in public restrooms
• Keep a lidded trash bin in your bathroom
• If you must use disposable wipes, do not flush them (even if the packaging says flushable)