Billings officials warn residents to be careful what is flushed down toilet

Posted at 8:20 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 16:56:16-04

BILLINGS - Officials with the Billings Public Works Department warned residents Friday to be careful what they flush down the toilet during these times of toilet paper shortages.

In a press release titled "Don't Flush That!" the department said the only product designed to properly break down when flushed is toilet paper.

The press release states:

Even products labeled as 'flushable' will potentially cause a clogged toilet, drain or sewer main.

NEVER FLUSH any type of wipe, paper towel, personal hygiene item (such as cotton swabs or sanitary products), medications, food, pet litter, diapers, facial tissue, hair, band aids, gum, contact lenses, product wrappers, cigarettes, etc.

Make sure you know how to turn your water off in an emergency. The interior shut-off valve should be located just below the meter!

Still have questions or concerns?

Call: 406-657-8315


Facebook: @billingspublicworks

After Hours Emergencies: 406-657-8353