Stop flushing tampons down the toilet. Just because it says it is flushable, doesn’t mean it breaks down in the sewer system in a reasonable amount of time. Wrap them in toilet paper and put them in the trash. Tampons are one of the most common things pulled out of plugged sewer lines. When a tampon passes through the sewer line and gets stuck on something – a root, for example , then other items can get stuck on it and builds around it, causing the blockage. The other issue is that tampons are designed to expand, and sewer lines are not as wide as people think. Tampons are now made of other fibers besides cotton, so they do not break down fast if even at all. Now if the tampons do get through the sewer system, they end up in the city pumping stations. Then they accumulate with other non-flushable items that go into in bins and have to be taken to landfills. It is an expensive time consuming process. So, remember the 3-P’s – PEE, POOP, PAPER (toilet paper). That is all that should ever get flushed down your toilet. De Hart Plumbing, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas and Wamego Kansas.
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