Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Irene M. Haske,
Public Information Officer

Keeping Clean During Covid-19

toiletKeeping yourself and your children clean and virus free is extremely important during the Covid-19 pandemic. Fairfax County says no matter where you live – condo, house or apartment – you can avoid a disgusting sewer backup into your home by not flushing wipes down the toilet. The package may say ‘flushable’ but frequently they are not and will block your wastewater pipe and send all that nasty, dirty stuff right back at ya! Do you really want your toilet to back up into your home? Do you want to spend your hard-earned cash on a plumber? Assuming your answer is “NO!” don’t put anything down the toilet except human waste and toilet paper. That means:

  • No wipes of any type
  • No paper towels
  • No cotton swabs
  • No feminine hygiene products
  • No dental floss
  • No tissue
  • Nothing except human waste and toilet paper may be flushed down the toilet

For more information about what not to flush, visit Preventing Backups and Overflows.

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