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Video: Can you flush it?

17 June 2020
Duration
01:03
Audio described version
Transcript

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It’s time to play - CAN YOU FLUSH IT!?

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Flushing the wrong things down the toilet can lead to blockages in your pipes or gigantic

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fatbergs in our sewerage system.

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So first up, an easy one.

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Can you flush toilet paper?

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Yes!

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Toilet paper is designed to breakdown quickly once it’s flushed!

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Can you flush tissues?

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Uh oh, the answer is no – tissues may seem similar to toilet paper, but they do not breakdown

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once flushed.

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Can you flush paper towel?

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That’s a no – as with tissues, paper towel does not breakdown.

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What about food scraps?

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but food scraps belong in the bin or the compost!

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And lastly can you flush wipes?

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That’s a big no!

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Although they might say flushable, they don't break down and can cause expensive and disgusting

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blockages.

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So remember the only things that can be flushed are the three Ps.

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Pee, poo and toilet paper.

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Thanks for playing ‘CAN YOU FLUSH IT?’

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Visit our website for more information about Melbourne Water’s sewerage system.