Prohibited Items In Sewer System

In recent months, Liberty Commons’ sewer pump station contractor have had to make several emergency service calls to the sewer pump station at a growing and unbudgeted extra expense to Unit Owners. The additional maintenance expenses were caused by Unit Owners and Non-Owner Residents actions of dumping and flushing prohibited items into our sewer system (i.e., grease, sanitary products, etc.).

All of these items and others are not acceptable to be disposed of in toilets, sinks, shower, drains, etc. as they will cause significant damage to the sewer infrastructure and pumps resulting in unexpected costs, catastrophic sewer pump failures, and losses to Unit Owners:

  • Cat or kitty litter
  • Chemicals
  • Cigarette butts
  • Clothes dryer sheets
  • Coffee grounds
  • Condoms
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Diapers (i.e., disposable or otherwise), underpants, panty liners, or other cloth items
  • Dirt
  • Disposable wipes (i.e., baby, cleaning, etc.)
  • Fingernails and toenails
  • Grease or oils
  • Paper towels and facial tissues
  • Plastic bags
  • Prescription or non-prescription drugs or medicines
  • Sanitary napkins or tampons
  • Toys
  • Trash or scraps
  • Wipes (i.e., baby, cleaning, etc.)

Should Unit Owners and Non-Owner Residents continue to dump and flush these prohibited items into our sewer system then it will likely to result in increases in Common Area Fees, as these additional service and maintenance costs are not budgeted for. What one or more Unit Owners and Non-Owner Residents do, does impact all Unit Owners.

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