Who We Are
Internationally, water service providers, and the associations and organizations representing them, share a common goal to reduce the problems caused by the inappropriate disposal of customer products down the toilet. The International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG) is a group of water associations, utilities, and professionals seeking to provide clear guidance on what should and should not be flushed down the toilet to protect customers, wastewater systems, their workers, and the environment. In 2018, the IWSFG released its flushability specifications for products that are marketed as safe to flush down the toilet. Please visit the Flushability Specification page for more information.
This video from the Canadian Municipal Enforcement Sewer Use Group (MESUG) shows what happens when non-flushable materials end up in the sewer system:
MESUG also shows us just how strong baby wipes are!
Here’s an explanation from the U of T Trash Team about why you should only flush the 3 Ps: pee, poop, and toilet paper:
And this episode of The Water Brothers, “The Big Leak,” shows what happens when people don’t remember that the toilet is not a trashcan: