Flushing Reminders: Careful what you put down the pipes!

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The Town of Johnstown would like to remind residents to be mindful when flushing items down the toilet. Only flush the “3 P’s": pee, poo, & (toilet) paper. Flushing other items or materials down the toilet—even if they're labeled as flushable—can seriously clog your pipes. It can also create a backup at the Town's wastewater treatment facility that Utilities Department staff then have to sort out. 

Please do not flush things like tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, flushable wipes, makeup removal pads, napkins, or paper towels. No matter what a package might tell you about an item being safe to flush, it's not. 

A graphic detailing the thypes of materials that should and should not be flushed down toilets. Only toilet paper should be flushed down a toilet.