As we approach February, with the Flood of 2020 still fresh in our minds, the City finds it necessary to notify area residents of the resources available on the City's website.
For information, and for guidance on what to do pre-, during, and post-flood event, consider reviewing the City's publication titled Flood Preparedness.
With residents possibly rationing or running out of toilet paper, our Public Works Department would like to remind City residents to be mindful on what you can and can not flush down your toilet.
Do flush the "Three P's"
Do not flush:
These items can create system wide blockages and may result in sewage overflowing into streets or backing up into homes.
We ask all City residents to continue to be mindful during the COVID-19 pamdemic and ongoing. Flushing the unflushables will create unnecessary and highly costly infrastructure damage. Together, we can make a difference and ensure long-term infrastructure success.
Fats, oils, and grease, as well as "flushable" wipes, towelettes, and rags are the major cause of blockages of the sewer system which can lead to sanitary sewer overflows. Food and grease should never go down the drain because they build up in the line and can cause serious, expensive, and irreversible damage. Only water should go down the drain. Blockages caused by the improper disposal can cause serious damage and be a threat to public health.
Here are some simple steps you can take to keep FOG out of the sewer system: