Judging by a recently surfaced photo, you would think some people don’t understand how toilets work

An image has surfaced highlighting just how poorly people treat the sewage system, flushing everything from credit cards to sex toys.

It’s common knowledge that toilet bowls are to be used for three things only – urine, excrement and toilet paper.

Judging by a recently surfaced photo however, it almost seems like half the population somehow missed the memo.

An eye-opening haul of rogue items flushed by optimistic scoundrels and later painstakingly removed by hero sewage system workers in Northern Ireland made its way online this week.

Several “poo knives” were shown, perhaps unsurprisingly given the utensil’s popular use as a tool to dislodge stubborn stools from household loos.

The sharp objects were far from the most outrageous things dug from the drains, having been found among a shocking collection of brightly coloured and somewhat sizeable sex toys.

A pair of false teeth had also been flushed, along with about 10 plastic credit cards and half a dozen mobile phones, including some vintage Nokias and flip-style devices.

Children’s toys were another prominent feature of the haul, with Lego blocks, toy cars, and a plastic toy shark spotted in the pile.

They joined a mess of miscellaneous junk including an old metal Toyota emblem, a discoloured metal watch, and a seemingly full bottle of face makeup.

Devastatingly for people tasked with clearing out blockages, such discoveries are more common than you might have thought.

In Australia, careless flushing has become a particular problem throughout coronavirus lockdowns in the past two years.

While most pipe jams had been caused by wet wipes, sanitary products and cooking oil, workers made some truly disturbing discoveries while on the job.

“The items we have found in the wastewater network over the past year that are quite bizarre, everything from false teeth, golf balls and even (parts of) a mattress,” Sydney Water network regional head Emma Demo said.

“We’ve also found mobile phones, towels, underwear and glasses.”

In Wagga Wagga, workers had to pull a pair of jeans from the pipes.

The “unacceptable” problem isn’t just disgusting, it’s also extremely expensive and costs millions annually to resolve.

“The wastewater system isn’t designed for a mobile phone or false teeth. We’d like people to be more aware and understand that the wrong thing down the toilet can cause huge issues,” she said.

“This problem doesn’t only have a financial impact, but individual homeowners may also be out of pocket with expensive plumbing bills, something which can be avoided by simply thinking about what we flush.”

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