Alert: Jackson County has been approved to move ahead in a Phase 2 reopening as of June 5. Click here for more information
Get more updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here
 

What not to flush down your toilet

Every property owner connected to the City sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems, including sewer back ups in your own home and unintended sewer spills. In the same vein, every property owner can be part of the solution, too.

Wet wipes are one of the worst problems in modern sanitary systems. They are responsible for causing half of the total blockages that lead to build-ups of fat, also known as "fatbergs." Cosmetic wipes do not dissolve in water and have a very negative impact on the sewage treatment process. Likewise, baby wipes are not decomposable, so they shouldn't be flushed, even if the product claims to be flushable.

Basically, there are only three things you should ever flush down a toilet—human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper. Just remember the three Ps: pee, poo, and paper.

Online City Services

Customer Central Online Payment Center
Connect to
Ashland Fiber Network
Request Conservation
Evaluation
Proposals, Bids
& Notifications
Request Building
Inspection
Building Permit
Applications
Apply for Other
Permits & Licenses
Register for
Recreation Programs

©2020 City of Ashland, OR | Site Handcrafted in Ashland, Oregon by Project A

Quicklinks

Connect

Share

twitter facebook Email Share
back to top