Do Not Flush - No Wipes in the Pipes
Despite what the packaging may say “flushable wipes” do not dissolve in the sewer system and can cause clogs. Wipes and other non-dissolvable products can cause costly, time-consuming basement backups and damage to pump station equipment. Worse yet, the expense for repairs can fall on homeowners as well as the City.
Here’s a friendly reminder on what not to flush, to avoid home plumbing and city sewer clogs. Please report any public sewer issues to our Sewer Maintenance Operations Center, at 614-645-7102.
Top 10 "Do Not Flush" Items
1. Medications: Prescriptions, over-the-counter, vitamins, illegal drugs, patches, and hypodermic needles
2. Feminine Products: Sanitary pads, tampons, applicators
3. Wipes: Baby wipes, “disposable/flushable” wipes, personal hygiene wipes, and cleaning wipes
4. Cooking Oil/Grease: Fats, oils, cooking grease - used or unused
5. Grease: Auto, industrial
6. Cloth: Cleaning rags, nylon stockings, underwear, shop towels, mop heads, dental floss
7. Plastic: Plastic bags, plastic cotton swabs, disposable lighters, hotel shampoo bottles
8. Chemicals: Cleaning products, herbicides, insecticides, solvents
9. Condoms: Condoms and condom wrappers
10. Diapers: Paper or cloth, no matter how dirty, please dispose of in trash