Think before you flush: Gatineau launches campaign to limit objects in sewage - Ottawa - CBC News

By Giacomo Panico, CBC News Ottawa, July 26, 2017

The city of Gatineau has a blunt message for residents: don't treat your toilet like a garbage.

On Tuesday, the city opened the doors of its sewage treatment plant to reporters, for a look at the problems posed when people flush away solid objects.

"The most common stuff we find is dental floss, hair, wipes, female hygiene products and condoms," said Guy Crégheur, the sewage plant's director.

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