What to Not Flush

no-links-infographic-3-pOnly Flush The 3 P's

Here at the City of Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant, about 4 million gallons per day of wastewater flows into the treatment facility. Wastewater, also known as influent, arrives from homes, schools, apartments, businesses, and churches in Superior.  

People tend to flush medications, sanitary products, deceased pet fish, wet wipes, and many other items that should not be flushed! They flush down but don’t flush out, leading to costly problems in our homes, wastewater treatment network, and the environment. 

The toilet is only intended to flush the 3 P’s—pee, poop, and (toilet) paper. Human waste and toilet paper should be the only thing going down the toilet!  

Old or Expired Medications

Unused or expired medications should be taken to pharmaceutical disposal sites and should never be disposed of down the drain or toilet

Pharmaceuticals are not removed by current wastewater treatment practices and can pass through to our waters, negatively impacting aquatic species, and contaminating our food and water supplies. 

You found what in the sewer system?

Middle School 3 Ps poster

Do you want to learn more?

Visit HRGreenVA Youtube video What Do you Know Series: What Not to Flush!