What items or products should not be flushed down a toilet or sink?

There are many items that should not go down your drains. Please do not put household hazardous waste, anything plastic, toys, anything metal, oils and greases, cat litter, or baby wipes down your drain. The household hazardous waste can endanger lives and upset the treatment plant processes when dumped down the drain. The other items listed can cause blockages in your sewer lateral, the sewer main, or damage pumps and motors. These items are ultimately screened out at the treatment plant and put in the trash. So please plan on recycling them or disposing of them in your trash at home. Thank you!

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1. What do I do if I have a sewage odor in my home?
2. What items or products should not be flushed down a toilet or sink?
3. What is inflow?
4. What size classification is Brownsburg's Wastewater Treatment Plant?
5. Does Brownsburg maintain my sewer lateral?
6. What is the correct procedure to follow if there is sewage overflowing into the street or my home?
7. What should I do if I hear an alarm or see a flashing light at a sewage lift station?
8. What do I do if my drains are draining slowly?
9. I have a lateral that wyes with a neighbor. Who is responsible for sewer repairs and maintenance?
10. When is it necessary to have a grease trap?
11. What are possible sources of inflow?
12. Should I disconnect my inflow sources?
13. What happens if I do not maintain my sewer lateral?
14. Does Brownsburg have combined sewers and overflows?
15. How is the stormwater utility calculated?
16. What services will I receive as a result of the stormwater utility? How are the stormwater utility funds spent?
17. Who has to pay the stormwater utility?
18. I pay drainage fees to Hendricks County. Do I have to pay the stormwater utility fee as well?
19. How do I prepare for sewer cleaning?