What can I flush down the toilet and put down the drain?

A good rule of thumb is only flush the 3Ps: pee, poop, and toilet paper. 

Never put fats, oils, and grease from cooking down the drain. Food scraps should be thrown in the garbage or composted, if possible. These things cause build up in the pipes that can result in sewer backups in your home. Defend your drains!

Never flush medications as this can contaminate local lakes, rivers, and streams.

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1. When can I water my lawn?
2. What are backflow prevention devices?
3. Why do I sometimes see Benbrook Water Authority employees open fire hydrants?
4. What can I flush down the toilet and put down the drain?
5. How can I manage my water use?
6. What is the relationship between the City of Benbrook and Benbrook Water Authority?
7. Why do you charge for trash and recycling services?
8. How is my water meter read?
9. Where does my water come from? How is it treated?
10. What do I do if I have a sewer backup at my home?
11. What is a water main break? What do I do if there is one in my neighborhood?
12. How do I get access to Baja Beach at Benbrook Lake?
13. Why wasn’t my trash/recycling/brush/bulk items picked up on trash day?
14. What causes taste and odor in my water?
15. Why is my water cloudy?
16. Why was my water shut off without notice?
17. What are sanitary sewer overflows?