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Don’t Flush It!

With reports of increased sewer system blockages across the country, Greeley officials want to remind residents to be careful about what they flush.

23311_loresWith the concern over the spread of COVID-19, there is a heightened use of cleaning wipes, disinfectant cloths, chemicals, and other paper products. Even if a product claims to be "flushable," it will cause problems in wastewater collection and treatment systems.

It's a toilet, not a trashcan. According to Greeley wastewater officials, a good rule of thumb is only to flush the three P's, toilet paper, pee, and poop. Keep all other materials out of toilets and drains. Following these suggestions will help avoid clogged pipes at residents’ homes. It will also help prevent wastewater collection overflows into the streets and the Poudre River that further compromise public health.

Here are some items that should not be flushed:
  • cleaning wipes of any kind, even if it claims to be "flushable"
  • prescription and over the counter drugs
  • disposable diapers
  • tampons and tampon applicators
  • mini or maxi pads
  • cotton balls and swabs
  • condoms
  • facial tissue
  • napkins
  • paper towels
  • bandages and bandage wrappings
  • automotive fluids
  • paint, solvents, sealants and thinners
  • poisons and hazardous waste
  • kitty litter

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Ave, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax
water@greeleygov.com

Water Conservation

970-336-4134
970-336-4168 for Water Budget
conserve@greeleygov.com

Emergencies

Water 7am-3pm 970-350-9320
Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
after hours970-616-6260

Other Numbers

billing970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
start or stop service970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
water taste or odor970-350-9324
water pressure970-350-9320
water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
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