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WTF “What To Flush”

Wastewater treatment is a process used to remove contaminants from wastewater or sewage and convert it into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle with acceptable impact on the environment, or reused for various purposes.  The treatment process takes place in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) or a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the case of domestic wastewater. Pollutants in wastewater are removed, converted or broken down during the treatment process.  Physical, chemical, and biological processes are used to remove contaminants and produce treated wastewater (or treated effluent) that is safe enough for release into the environment. A by-product of sewage treatment is a semi-solid waste or slurry, called sewage sludge. The sludge has to undergo further treatment before being suitable for disposal or application to land.

This February, the City of Seymour is launching its WTF “What To Flush” Campaign in efforts to educate the public more about our Wastewater Treatment Plant and encourage you to only flush human waste and toilet paper specifically.   Medications, chemicals, cotton balls, paper towels, goldfish, mice, hair, unwanted jewelry, kitty litter, and all other substances that aren’t pee, poo, or toilet paper should be thrown into the trash, not flushed down the toilet.

Thank you for partnering with us to help keep our sewer safer & healthier.  Working together will increase the productivity level our your treatment plant and hopefully prevent a plumbing incident in your home!  Look for our campaign images on Facebook.  Like & share to help raise awareness!