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This week's Fact Friday is a result of events that happened this month in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Why should those events concern us? Because we all have toilets in our home and whether you have a septic system or connected to the City's sewer system, the idea of blockages, backups, breaks, leaks or any other issue that could cause sewage to be exposed, whether in your home, your yard or in Ft. Lauderdale's instance, down the streets like a river, is gross.

Now, I do realize that major sewer lines breaking are typically not caused by what is flushed. But it does offer a great opportunity to remind our residents that damage to our wastewater treatment plant can occur and what we all can do to keep it minimal.

Unfortunately, most items deemed "flushable" should not be flushed. (Kind of like those 'Fat-Free' items that really have fat masked as something else). Items that were not meant to be flushed cause problems to your plumbing, the sewer system and harm the environment. The only items that should be flushed are toilet paper and the natural substance that is expelled from our bodies. Everything else should go in the trashcan, not the toilet.

So, to help you remember, let's sing a little song.
Here we go....
Let's start inside, (echo) and do not blush. (echo)
We'll think of things, (echo) we should not flush (echo).
The feminine products, should not go down,
They can damage the sewer system, in our town.
Little Susie's combs, and Timmy's toy blocks,
Can all be stopped, by installing a toilet lid lock.
That medicine you didn't use, goes to a take-back site, not the loo.
So please think twice, every woman and man,
To please remember, the toilet is not a trash can.

Thank you, thank you. What? Don't quit my day job? Okay, maybe song writing isn't my forte. Hopefully, my forte will be providing you helpful insights and information.

Check out all the pictures for reminders and more information.

For those fascinated with "Glad that isn't us" situations, search YouTube for Ft. Lauderdale Sewer issues. Warning - don't do it before eating.

Happy FRIDAY!
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This week’s Fact Friday is a result of events that happened this month in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Why should those events concern us? Because we all have toilets in our home and whether you have a septic system or connected to the City’s sewer system, the idea of blockages, backups, breaks, leaks or any other issue that could cause sewage to be exposed, whether in your home, your yard or in Ft. Lauderdale’s instance, down the streets like a river, is gross.  

Now, I do realize that major sewer lines breaking are typically not caused by what is flushed. But it does offer a great opportunity to remind our residents that damage to our wastewater treatment plant can occur and what we all can do to keep it minimal.

Unfortunately, most items deemed “flushable” should not be flushed. (Kind of like those Fat-Free items that really have fat masked as something else). Items that were not meant to be flushed cause problems to your plumbing, the sewer system and harm the environment. The only items that should be flushed are toilet paper and the natural substance that is expelled from our bodies. Everything else should go in the trashcan, not the toilet. 

So, to help you remember, let’s sing a little song.
Here we go….
Let’s start inside, (echo) and do not blush. (echo)
We’ll think of things, (echo) we should not flush (echo). 
The feminine products, should not go down, 
They can damage the sewer system, in our town. 
Little Susie’s combs, and Timmy’s toy blocks, 
Can all be stopped, by installing a toilet lid lock.
That medicine you didn’t use, goes to a take-back site, not the loo. 
So please think twice, every woman and man, 
To please remember, the toilet is not a trash can. 

Thank you, thank you. What? Dont quit my day job? Okay, maybe song writing isnt my forte. Hopefully, my forte will be providing you helpful insights and information. 

Check out all the pictures for reminders and more information. 

For those fascinated with “Glad that isn’t us” situations, search YouTube for Ft. Lauderdale Sewer issues. Warning - dont do it before eating.

Happy FRIDAY!

 

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Thanks Jodi Wasion for the reminder of the previous Wastewater post from last year. Yes, in case you were wondering, there is a guy who pulls out the solids, non-poo items, during an initial screen. Removing these solids, such as "flushable" wipes, feminine hygiene products, & other solids helps keep them from clogging pumps. Clogged pumps are cleared by hand. This guy, who was cleaning out the solids a year ago, is now our new Utilities Supervisor. See, doing the "dirty" jobs does pay off!

The “echo” parts were well placed..they really added a lot. Thanks

The picture you posted last year of the guy whose job it is to pick trash out of sewage really stuck with me.

Was that song by Mozart???

Kirk Hoog retired today after 22 years of service! Thank you Kirk for all your years of service and dedication. Happy Retirement! ... See moreSee less

Kirk Hoog retired today after 22 years of service! Thank you Kirk for all your years of service and dedication. Happy Retirement!

 

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Kirk will be missed. He paid attention to details and truly loves our City.

Congratulations, Kirk! Your service to the city is appreciated! Enjoy your retirement and GO PANTHERS!

Congratulations Hoogie! How bout that Springfield Mile ! 😎

Congratulations Kirk! You will love it!

A wonderful party for a wonderful guy!

Congratulations Kirk! Enjoy your retirement! Retirement is great!

Congratulations Kirk!!!!! Happy Retirement!!!!

Awesome pictures! Congratulations Kirk! 🎉

Kirk.... thank you for all of your years of service!!

Congratulations Kirk!

Happy retirement Kirk!!!!!

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Enjoy your retirement Kirk!!

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Congratulations brother in law!!!!

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Happy Retirement

Congratulations my friend

Congratulations Kirk.

Congratulations, Kirk!

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UPDATE: ROAD OPEN AT 1:00 PM

ROAD CLOSURE - Beginning SUNDAY at approximately 9:30 a.m., Hilldale Ave between Terrace Court and Crestview Drive will be closed for a water leak repair under the road. The road will be open to local traffic only (residents) up until the point of the leak repair which is at the approximate location of 606 Hilldale. The road will reopen once the repair is complete which will hopefully be mid-afternoon.
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UPDATE:  ROAD OPEN AT 1:00 PM

ROAD CLOSURE - Beginning SUNDAY at approximately 9:30 a.m., Hilldale Ave between Terrace Court and Crestview Drive will be closed for a water leak repair under the road. The road will be open to local traffic only (residents) up until the point of the leak repair which is at the approximate location of 606 Hilldale. The road will reopen once the repair is complete which will hopefully be mid-afternoon.

 

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Maybe they’ll fix the road while they’re at it. 🤔

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