WES Education

Help us protect the sanitary sewer system

Wipes, paper towels and other "unflushables" can create a sewer backup in your home. Flush only toilet paper and protect your home, the sewer system, and the environment.

When it comes to deciding what to flush down the toilet, Stick to the three P’s: pee, poo and toilet paper.

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are found in common foods and food ingredients such as meat, fish, butter, cooking oil, mayonnaise, milk, gravies, sauces and food scraps.

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet? Don’t flush old or unwanted medications down the toilet or drain.

Help us protect the watersheds

Although convenient for cleaning surfaces and equipment, pressure washing can send dirty runoff into the storm drain system. 

Trash on the ground can pollute our waterways. Here's how you can help.

Prevent polluting our streams and underground drinking water supplies.

Learn from KPTV Meteorologist Mark Nelsen in this friendly video reminder from WES, KPTV and our other Clean Water Partners.

Clackamas County has almost 100,000 dogs of all shapes and sizes. The FDA estimates that a dog excretes 0.75 pounds of waste per day. That adds up to nearly 13,000 tons of pet waste in our county per year! 

Keeping your lawn free of weeds involves many choices — some are hazardous to our families, pets and waterways.

Heavy rains and fall leaves can cause high water and increase pollutants reaching our streams and rivers.

The following best management practices are recommended to prevent water pollution at apartment complexes and multi-family housing unit.

Ask your landscape maintenance contractor to use these best management practices to help protect our waters, our environment and those you love.


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