Be a Sewer Hero: How to Care for Our Sewers

Over 500 miles of sewer pipe lie below the streets and floors of our homes, schools, and businesses in Athens.  We do not think about this hidden infrastructure often, but it is vital to our health, economy, and environment.  Damage to the sewer system results in messy and expensive backups and sewer overflows, which can contaminate our environment and living spaces.  

With great flushing power comes great responsibility, so what can YOU do to protect our sewer systems?
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5 Ways to Protect Our Sewers



  1. Remember the 4 Ps of Flushing:  Only Pee, Poo, Paper, & Puke down the toilet.
  2. "Flushable" and "disposable" wipes go in the trash, not the toilet.
  3. Your toilet is not a trash can.  NEVER put trash down the toilet. 
  4. Put Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) in the trash, not down the drain.
  5. When in doubt, throw it out.

Be a Sewer Hero!

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