Tag Archives: flushables

To Flush or Not to Flush? That is the Question

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“To Flush or Not to Flush” seems to be a question that many consumers either cannot answer correctly, or do not care to ask.  Wastewater utilities are frustrated by the amount of materials – such as paper towels, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, wipes labeled “flushable”, and feminine hygiene products – that are causing expensive problems […]

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What Does “Flushable” Really Mean?

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Utilities across the country are delivering the “3 Ps” message to their customers, asking them to flush only the 3 Ps – pee, poop, and toilet paper.  But since many manufacturers and retailers label some wipes and other products “flushable,” NACWA and its utility members are often asked if other products could be safe to […]

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Don’t Flush It! National Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday!

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Have you ever been cleaning out your bathroom or kitchen cupboard and come across some old prescription medications that you no longer need – perhaps past their expiration date, or for a medical condition you no longer have, or maybe it’s a prescription that you didn’t finish because it didn’t work for your medical condition […]

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‘Cause That’s How We Roll!

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National Toilet Paper Day was celebrated on August 26, and we should all take a moment to be grateful for how the pleasant rolls of soft TP make life a little better.  When my mom was growing up in a rural part of Texas in the 1950s, her house had no indoor plumbing and their […]

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“Flushing Awesome” Public Education Campaigns

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Last week’s What the Flush? post provided information on the Save Your Pipes Don’t Flush Baby Wipes public education pilot campaign in Maine.  Many other utilities around the country have launched their own public education campaigns to address not only baby wipes, but many other products that are often inappropriately flushed.   
A new Flushing Awesome campaign […]

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What the Flush?!

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If you follow NACWA on Twitter, you may have seen the groundbreaking Save Your Pipes: Don’t Flush Baby Wipes public education pilot campaign implemented by the Maine Water Environment Association (MEWEA; formerly the Maine WasteWater Control Association) and the INDA, the trade association of the nonwoven fabrics industry (saveyourpipes.org).  This campaign developed after a bill […]

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Some Interesting Facts About Flushables

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Clean water agencies across the country are experiencing problems with products that are flushed but do not break apart easily in the sewer system. NACWA launched a “Toilets Are Not Trashcans” campaign last year to protect our sewers from wipes, paper towels, FOG (fats, oils, and greases) and other products that should not be flushed.  […]

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Be Sure to Remember the 4 P’s This Thanksgiving

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Enjoy time with family and friends – but remember the four P's – save your pipes, plants, pumps and personnel by not to sending fats, oil and grease down the drain.  Want to know more about what NACWA is doing to protect the four P's?  Check out www.nacwa.org/flushables.

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Protecting our Pipes, Pumps, Plants, and Personnel

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Earlier this month, NACWA notified its members that it was declaring war to protect our pipes, pumps, and plants by reducing the harmful materials that are flushed or drained into the sewer system.  These products include wipes, unused pharmaceuticals, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, dental floss, FOG (fats, oils, and greases), as well as product […]

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Wiping Up New Customers: More Wipes in Utilities’ Futures?

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Earlier this week, NACWA joined with INDA (the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the American Public Works Association (APWA) to issue a joint press release, describing how the four associations will collaborate to help keep non-dispersible products out of the sewer.  But even as the associations work on […]

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