Never, EVER Flush These Things Down a Toilet

Correction: This video says “drinking water” at 2:47, however ought to say “harbor water.”

Have you ever seen these indicators in public restrooms that say “Don’t flush anything down the toilet except toilet paper”? Someone needed to have finished that… and flooded the toilet, proper?

Turn out, it’s not nearly clogging the john. Those pipes result in the sewers, the place moist wipes, condoms, and grease out of your kitchen sink can congeal and switch into large plenty known as “fatbergs.” So, how are you going to assist hold our sewage system freed from fatbergs? Never, EVER flush these sorts of merchandise down a rest room, sink, or drain.

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producer/Video by: Jason Lederman

Researcher/Narrator: Amy Schellenbaum

Music: APM Music

Special Thanks: NYC Water, Thames Water, Museum of London, Alice Kim

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