The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Metro District) reminds Denver area residents to refrain from flushing anything but toilet paper, including:
- All types of wipes (even wipes labeled as flushable)
- Paper towels, napkins and all other paper products
- Toilet bowl scrub pads
The items above should be placed in the trash and not flushed down the toilet. This is a particularly important reminder following the toilet paper shortage that has resulted from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. While products other than toilet paper can cause operational challenges for wastewater treatment facilities, they can also create blockages in residential pipes.
As critical regional infrastructure, the Metro District is taking measures to ensure the organization will continue to provide consistent wastewater treatment service to the metropolitan Denver area as this situation evolves
Digging a hole in the District?
Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the federally mandated number you should call before you begin any digging project. To learn more about 811, click on the logo.
Bulk Water Permits
Bulk Water permits for fire hydrants and water trucks are issued at 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM Monday thru Friday.