Jenks pleas with citizens to follow the rules on what to flush down their toilets

Jenks pleas with citizens to follow the rules on what to flush down their toilets

The City of Jenks recently issued a “plea” on its Facebook page to its citizens regarding what is flushable and not flushable.

“Unfortunately, we are still dealing with a large increase in non-flushable items in Jenks sewer system,” the statement said. “We hope you will help us spread the word because we are at a critical point with very messy outcomes. Taking proactive measures now will prevent major issues with our sewer system. If you are out of toilet paper, there is no perfect solution. However, flushing items like paper towels, napkins, Kleenex, bleach wipes, baby wipes or wipes that indicate they are ‘flushable’ is going to cause major issues in the pipes around your home. These items do not dissolve quickly in water and will most likely cause a backup. In these cases, all items that can’t be flushed need to be bagged up and tossed in the garbage.”

The Facebook statement added that on top of the issues the non-flushable items cause the sewer system itself, it creates extra man hours to fix the issues.

A reminder of what cannot be flushed down a toilet, due to clogging pipes and septic systems:

-Paper Towels

-Ay type of wipes – even the ones labeled “flushable”

-Disposable Diapers

-Facial Tissue

-Cotton Swabs, Balls, Pads, Clothing, etc

-Plastics

-Dental Floss

-Medications

-Feminine Hygiene Products

-Toxic Substances

-Cigarette Butts

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