Things you should never flush down the toilet

You may have heard of a fat berg. It’s what happens when wet wipes, bacon and chicken fat congeal into a glistening mass ready to choke sewer systems around the world. 2017’s Whitechapel fatberg, the pride of London’s sewer system, at one point measured 850 feet long and weighed 130 tons. It’s also true that a chunk of the fatberg lives at the Museum of London, where it has reportedly changed a scary color. Suffice it to say that these masses of cooking oil, diapers, and E. coli bacteria are not good for our health, our sewer systems, or our cities’ and expanding sanitation budgets. Want to do your part to avoid contributing to the problem? Here are things you should not send down the toilet, the kitchen sink, or any other pipe. 1. Flushable wipes. 2. Floss. 3. Hair, sometimes hard to avoid in the shower. 4. Cat litter, not even the “flushable” kind. 5. Food stuffs, 6. Contact lens. 7. Paper towels. 8. Disposable diapers. 9. Cooking grease of any kind from bacon to pork and beef. This is what makes fatbergs . To dispose of your cooking fat, pour it into a tin can, wait for it to harden, and then toss it in the trash…….Ed
Source: Amy Schellenbaum /Photo:City SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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