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Can you flush dog poo down the toilet?

No types of animal faeces is allowed to be flushed down the toilet.

The sewer network is not suitable for this kind of waste because of the presence of Toxocara (also known as roundworm) in animal faeces, which is tolerant of the relatively high temperatures and harsh conditions found in the final digestate stage in processing the used water that comes through to the treatment works from sinks and toilets.

The Toxocara cysts live for a long time within soil, together with other parasites that are found in animals that have not been wormed.

Our Pollution Prevention page has more information about how to keep sewer pipes clear to help avoid pollution and sewer blockages.

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