How to Care for your Sanitary Sewer Pipes

How to Care for Your Sanitary Sewer Pipes and the Community Central Sanitary Sewer System.

Sanitary Sewer Systems Are Designed To Handle Three Types Of Waste Products

  • Used Water
  • Human Body Waste
  • Toilet Paper

Nothing else should enter the sewer system whether through a commode or sink drain.


  • Don't pour grease, fats, and oils from cooking down the drain. These items can harden and block pipes. This includes sour milk. One liter of full cream milk has enough fat in it to cover the surface of an Olympic-sized swimming pool!
  • Don't flush wipes of any kind, this includes "FLUSHABLE WIPES", paper towels, and rags. No wipes are flushable.
  • Don't use the sewer to dispose of food scraps including tea leaves, coffee grounds, eggshells, etc.
  • Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket for garbage such as feminine hygiene products, dental floss, hair, band-aids, Q-tips, toothpicks, kitty litter, cigarette butts, etc.
  • Don't flush or pour chemicals such as pharmaceutical products, nail polish remover, paints, pesticides, etc. down the drain. Chemicals can corrode sewer pipes. Flushed unwanted medications can pass through the treatment process intact and remain in the environment.