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    Updated on Jun 23, 2020. Posted on Jun 17, 2020

    Are You A Fantastic Flusher?

    Are you properly protecting your pipes and sewage system? Put your flushing knowledge to the test and find out if you are a fantastic flusher.

    1. Goldfish should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Flushing a dead fish risks spreading what killed the fish elsewhere. Flushing a living fish gives it little chance to survive.

      Via Photo by Kyaw Tun on Unsplash
    2. Flushable wipes should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Flushable wipes are slower to break down than toilet paper and can create problems for pipes and wastewater facilities.

      Via Photo by Christine Sandu on Unsplash
    3. Facial tissues should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Facial tissues are not an alternative for toilet paper because they do not break down like toilet paper when flushed.

      Via Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
    4. Food should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Flushing food could lead to clogs in your toilet or pipes.

      Via Photo by Ross Sokolovski on Unsplash
    5. Paper towels should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Paper towels break down slowly and will likely cause a clog.

      Via Photo by Crystal de Passillé-Chabot on Unsplash
    6. Pills and medications should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Flushing medications puts others at risk of being exposed to the chemicals inside the medications.

      Via Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash
    7. Fats, oils, and grease should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Grease hardens into a solid that can create blockages in your plumbing.

      Via Photo by Nikita Tikhomirov on Unsplash
    8. Kitty litter should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Kitty litter can cause clogs in plumbling. Additionally, cat waste can carry a parasite that can cause illness in humans.

      Via Photo by Manja Vitolic on Unsplash
    9. Feminine hygiene products should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      They are not designed to break down like toilet paper and can lead to clogs over time.

      Via Photo by Samuel Sianipar on Unsplash
    10. Diapers should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      False!

      Diapers are big and will clog a drain.

      Via Photo by Walaa Khaleel on Unsplash
    11. Toilet paper should be flushed.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      True!

      You should only be flushing toilet paper and human waste down your toilets. Anything else can cause harm to your plumbing.

      Via Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash
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