Test Your Flush Right IQ!

This fun learning game is designed to make you aware of potential potty pluggers and toxic Bay polluters!

TAKE THE QUIZ

FACILITY
FACTS

Our wastewater treatment facility is designed to handle the three Ps only: Pee, Poop and (toilet) Paper.  Nothing else.

THE TRUTH
ABOUT CLOGS

Flushing down the toilet anything other than the 3Ps – personal wipes, paper towels, cotton swabs, floss, etc. –  causes clogs in our sewer lines.

DO NOT FLUSH “FLUSHABLE” WIPES

Flushed wipes alone result in some $441 million a year in additional operating costs at US wastewater facilities.*

*National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Only Flush the 3 Ps and Never These!

The Top 6 Flush Offenders

Wet
Wipes

Pads,
Tampons &
Applicators

Dental
Floss

Hair

Cotton Swabs

Prescription Drugs

Toilet Training

Download these Fun Posters as Reminders to Flush Right!

Keep Calm and Flush Right
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Wipes Clog Pipes
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Go With The Flow #1, #2, TP
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Love Your Toilet - Pee Poop and Toilet Paper
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Love Your Toilet - Dont Flush The Wrong Stuff
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Only Flush the 3 Ps (and other handy flushing tips!)

Duration: 46 seconds

Did you know that tossing dental floss in the toilet can damage your sewer line?  Or that what they call “flushable” wipes should NEVER be flushed?  This video covers a quick overview of what’s flushable (hint – think 3 Ps – pee, poop, and (toilet) paper) and what is not.

Rethink What You Flush!

Duration: 15 seconds

Learn what should and should not be flushed down the toilet. Flushable wipes should NEVER be flushed and even a small strand of dental floss can cause sewer line damage. Let’s work together to keep our sewer system clog-free.

Important Numbers

(510) 276-4700 Oro Loma Sanitary District Office 24/7 Emergency Response

(510) 613-8710 Waste Management of Alameda County

(877) STOPWASTE Alameda County Recycling Hotline

(800) 606-6606 Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste

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