My Bakersfield

Can't Flush Us

Don't Create a Monster - Think Before You Flush
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FOG MonsterThe following products are commonly flushed down the toilet and wind up in our sewer system. But flushing these so-called “flushable” products can clog pipes, break pumps and cause sanitary sewer overflows — which lead to thousands of dollars in repairs.

· Cotton swabs
· Dental floss
· Gloves
· Rags
· Cat litter
· Feminine hygiene products
· Condoms
· Paper towels
· Diapers
· Even “flushable” wipes

Tips to Keep Your Pipes Safe

Monster with Pipe· Use baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids.

· Scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots and pans, utensils, and grills into the garbage.

· Keep fats, oil, and grease out of our sewers and help keep our environment clean.

· Capture animal fats in a can and put all food waste and discards in a trash container.

Let’s work together to keep costly clogs out of our homes, apartments, schools, and businesses. 


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