and Proper Flushing
Read as if you are telling
”Twas the Night Before Christmas”
It’s oh so convenient to have bathrooms galore
For women, for men, for youth
close to the floor.
They’re in homes, businesses, and in our schools
Without them we would be feeling sick and blue.
Isn’t it okay to put anything down drains near to us
No –we must keep some things out of the city sewer route
For quite serious problems may come about.
Miles of sewer runs ‘neath the ground.
Infrastructure assists the flow to flow ‘round.
Night and day, the treatment process should keep workin’ fine.
When everyone sends only the right stuff – ev’ry time.
Is when things can’t make it to the treatment plant.
Instead they become stuck; should never’ve been flushed
The message of "flushable" needs to be hushed.
Down a drain – no! – it really does matter.
It can be expensive – and cause a big mess
A clog, Yuck! an overflow!–generates much stress!
No rags, no wrappers or grease from cooking
The process may become halted and require us to go looking.
To remedy the problem will cost more than a dime.
It’s better to prevent problems and not take up time.
Toss in the garbage, not the toilet? U bet!
Flush this? What about that? Don’t be fooled
The toilet's not a trashcan,
please remember that rule.
We clean it and send it to the lake with no fuss.
For treatment to run smoothly and water to be cleaned
We need everyone to use the drains as should be.
Tell your whole family and others you know.
Now you’ve been reminded what's to not go down in the loo.
Clean water that we depend on depends on you.
The toilet, the sewer, or the septic tank
May be in real danger from a little ol' prank.
It’s simple what we all need to do:
Use drains properly all the year through.
On what do to with meds, paint, oil, and the like.
We clean wastewater, we’re the other end of the pipe.
Thanks for helping us keep things working right.