Sewers back up when sewage collection lines get clogged by items flushed down toilets and drains. In addition to the costly repairs, sewer back-ups are messy, foul-smelling and pose a serious public health threat. Items that can clog sewage lines include:
Solid Waste Services reminds residents never flush these items down the toilet, but should toss them into the trash.
For more information, visit Household Waste: Fats, Rags, Oil and Grease.
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