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Des Moines Metropolitan
Wastewater Reclamation Authority
3000 Vandalia Road
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-323-8000

What NOT to Flush

Municipal wastewater treatment plants are designed to treat household sewage and associated organic contaminants using physical, chemical, and biological processes.  Unfortunately, humans have become accustomed to flushing many other waste products down the drain which end up creating problems in the public sewer system, clogging lift station pumps, or even passing through the entire treatment system only to end up the environment.

For more information on these contaminants, including proper disposal, click on the blue tabs to the left.