Can you dump anything down the drain?
You may not flush just anything down the drain. This is because the bacteria can be harmed and not do their work, the waste can pass through without complete treatment and cause fish kill in the river or worse. It could also impair the water that is used for drinking water downstream.

We have a Sewer Use Ordinance that spells out what is and is not permitted to be disposed of. It is a good rule of thumb to only buy what you need, and to use it up as it is intended to be used. And, occasionally, there are EPA sponsored household hazardous waste drop off programs.

For a look at the general prohibitions see section 8-9-2 of the East Moline City Code. This applies to industry and the general public. If you have any questions, please contact Wastewater Treatment.

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1. Why is it called a regional P.O.T.W. plant?
2. What is the capacity?
3. What is the typical flow?
4. What type of treatment plant is it?
5. How is the waste treated?
6. Can you dump anything down the drain?
7. Are all wastewater treatment plants the same?
8. What becomes of the treated waste residuals?
9. Do you have tours?
10. Have there been any changes since the last upgrade?
11. What regulations if any are there for wastewater disposal?