Public and Private Toilets Are Not Trash Cans
The residents of Arcata has been warned and constantly reminded by the officials to avoid treating public and private toilets as trash cans. Disposable wipes, dental flosses, tissue papers and feminine products never be flushed down the toilet even if the label says it is “flush-able.”
Superintendent Erik Lust of Arcata Water and Wastewater said that such products are not made to be flushed by the toilet pumps. What happens is that they get stuck up around the pumps and cause malfunctions.
Officials were left with no choice but to remind residents to stop flushing whatever they can down the toilets. To date, disposable wipes is the number one item being flushed down Arcata’s toilets, and it is the number one cause of trouble for plumbers and plumbing companies.
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