West Kentucky city reminding residents what not to flush down toilet

May 15, 2019

BENTON, KY — What items should you never flush down the toilet? You may think you know the answer, but a west Kentucky city says people are flushing many things they shouldn’t — causing “clogging issues.”

In response to problems with clogging in homes and businesses, as well as the city’s sewer system and wastewater treatment plant, the city of Benton is reminding folks what not to flush down the toilet or rinse down the drain with an informational sheet.

The city says the only things you should flush down the toilet are human waste, toilet paper and used water. That may seem like a no-brainer, but what are people commonly flushing — or pouring down the sink drain — that they shouldn’t?

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