Advice about What You Flush

Careful what you flush.

The Village of Johnsburg offers the following advice:

Wastewater Treatment System Impacts

As toilet paper supplies on store shelves run scarce, many have turned to using other alternatives.

The Village has been experiencing an increase in non-flushable materials impacting its wastewater treatment system.

Homeowners on septic systems also need to be mindful of what they are flushing into their septic system. 

Please do not flush rags, wipes, paper towels and other non-flushable materials down the toilet.

Now more than ever it is important to keep our sanitary systems functioning properly.


Advice about What You Flush — 18 Comments

  1. Hello compassionate conservative charlatans! This crisis proves again the moral bankruptcy of this ideology and its lunatic, hatred-filled, cult-like followers. With regards to this post, let us begin by flushing away our sunshine blogger, this entire sunshine blog and its sunshine, republikkklan commenters. Wait a minute! What about the entertainment value? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  2. It’s Angel.

    Good to see you, again!

    Those who’ve followed me on social media, will know the Casa de Lopez household eliminated beans, and chili and any other food/beverage that increases the use of toilet tissue, since TP became scarce.

    Even when Bush’s baked beans went on sale, we knew we had to resist that luxury.

    The stores appear to be stabilizing, and God willing, we may make the President Trump goal of jump-starting the economy by Easter Sunday, April 12.

  3. I thought I saw Kenneally floating face down in a pool of water.

    I flushed!

  4. I just bought some Bush Baked Beans, and guess what, there was TP at Walmart too!

    Gonna be a good day John!

  5. As the founder and CEO of Arrow Septic and Sewer Service, 1980 to the Spring of 1988, I will be happy to provide my best advice regarding septic and sewer problems.

    #1. Do not use colored toilet paper!!! The dyes and perfumes retard the biological process of decomposition. Needless to say, but I might as well, don’t even think of flushing paper towels or baby wipes or anything that says “safe for septics” except white TP!

    #2. Do you know where your inlet pipe to your septic tank is? No, it is not the hole where the tank is pumped from, usually.
    The majority of septic tank ‘emergencies’
    result from TP exiting the sewer pipe and clogging at the front baffle, in addition to where a thick layer of FOG (fats, oils, grease) has built up. Ya can’t get to this from the center hole, usually.
    You can save your self hundreds of dollars if you check this out before you call a pumper. It is usually about 4.5 ft from the center hole, towards the house.

    #3. The best advice is this, don’t put anything in your septic tank that did not go through the human digestive system, especially cigarettes and garbage disposals. Well okay, it is ok to drain the wash machine water without, but not water softener. The salt deteriorates the concrete eventually. I don’t know what the county recommends for water softener discharge.

    #4. I highly recommend having an outside cleanout for the sewer pipe. This will save a potential mess in your basement, plus you get a better job of cleaning the pipe.
    Residential City sewers may have a 4 inch cleanout in the basement, but just outside the house it sometimes transitions to 6 inch clay, and that is where the roots invade, usually.

    One of my proudest moments in the business was being congratulated by Mr. Clyde Wakefield who I think at the time was head of the engineering dept in CL,for being the first guy to install a 100% PVC sewer in CL, an emergency repair in Early Jan of 87 or 88. The National Clay Pipe Institute was located on Terra Cotta in C L, and might have had some interest in keeping CL in clay pipe when most other municipalities preferred PVC. Wooppee!

  6. Who let fallen angel out the nuthouse!??

    He doesn’t have to worry about TP….. he just uses his landlord’s carpet.

  7. Lopez, are you out of your mind? Do you desire this blog to be respectable?

  8. Thanks for the advice Gary!

    This is a great blog.

    One can learn everything sewers and septic systems, and the subterranean likes of Angel and Joey K who dwell in darkness there.

  9. You are most welcome Kalki…

    I gotta wonder what kind of television PROGRAMS some of these bloggers watched growing up.

    Three Stooges I suppose.

    Not me, I preferred Lassie and The Lone Ranger.

    Good morals, good vibes, animals, great music!

    Stay well everyone!

  10. Now I have a theory what people are doing with all the bread they are panic buying.

  11. Thanks to Gary Christ for good advice.

    We have our septic tank pumped out yearly. Also know some other
    folks who do the same.

  12. Thanks, but here is another bit of advice…usually ya don’t need your septic tank pumped every year. A septic tank is a beautiful thing in that it works so efficiently.
    If your family is 6 or 8 and ya don’t care about what ya throw down the drain, pump it annually if it is 1,000 gallons or more.
    As long as you allow the septic aerobic to work as God designed it by not throwing grease and phosphate and excessive bleach and “anti septic “ cleaners and other stuff, once every three to five years is the suggested maintenance. The septic pumper most probably won’t tell ya that because yer S$$T is his bread and butter. The main thing is having access to the inlet pipe, that is where most of the problems are, sometimes ya need a scraper to peel of the build up of FOG around the front baffle so the pipe can flow unrestricted. That is a good thing for everyone who owns a septic system. I started pumping tanks for $50 plus a senior discount!

  13. “We have our septic tank pumped out yearly”. We finally have the source my Political Science and Sociology professor uses for his posts on this sunshine blog. Sunshine blogger, are you sure we are not in violation of any ordinance protecting the cyberspace from compassionate conservative’s excrement? Let the Edgar County republikkklan watchdogs investigate. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  14. Each year when we have our septic tank pumped out, the worker/technician doing the job says that at the end of each day he takes his tanker to Democrat Headquarters and pumps it out to them. He said that the Democrats profusely thank him and they tell him it is put to good use each day in creating the bulls–t and garbage they spew in the media, in the US Congress and Democrat controlled legislatures of many States.

  15. Sunshine blogger, my Political Science and Sociology professor just admitted to massively contaminating the cyber space and the political discourse in general; please make sure he is severely punished by sending him a portrait of McHenry County gop president Diane Evertsen. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, hug your neighbor…meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  16. As an experienced septic tank maintenance professional, I do not recommend flushing anything down a toilet , except whiteTP, without eating it beforehand.

    I believe that answers your question.

    Attempting to flush a blogger with truth is definitely a good thing, but not down the toilet.

    BTW, if anyone reading this has septic problems, please let me know and I’ll try to help!

    Serious inquires only, PLEASE!


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