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Water Company Shares Five Weirdest Things They've Seen People Flush Down The Toilet

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Water Company Shares Five Weirdest Things They've Seen People Flush Down The Toilet

A water company has revealed the five weirdest things that people flush down the toilet - and while some you might expect, others are downright baffling.

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South West Water shared a TikTok video about the bizarre habits of residents living in Exeter, Devon, who have a tendency to flush everything from cold hard cash to, erm, bedsheets.

"The 5 weirdest things that people flush down the toilet in Exeter," the video said, before listing the top five items found:

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  1. False teeth
  2. Bed sheets
  3. Glasses
  4. Underwear
  5. Money

Flushing cash seems fairly inevitable, but false teeth? And I'm not sure we want to know why people are having to get rid of their undies...

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

While many people found the whole list hilarious, there was one thing that TikTok users found the strangest.

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One asked: "How the hell do you flush bedsheets? How many flushes does that take!?"

Another said: "Bedsheets down the toilet????"

A third also joked - somewhat concerningly: "We've all had to flush a pair of pants at least once."

Another said their brother works for a water company and has found 'tonnes of socks', to which South West Water replied: "Yes we have lots of socks too!"

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Similarly, one person said: "So far working in the waste industry for 4 months I've seen shoes, washing begs, lighters and a bar of soap."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Another asked what the most expensive thing that employees have ever found - the answer being 'Ray Ban sunglasses'.

An FAQ Section on South West Water's website explains more about flushing etiquette, saying: "Toilet sewers are simple transportation systems, and are designed to cope with human waste, toilet paper and water only."

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It says there are a number of things to bear in mind when thinking about what you can and can't flush, explaining that you can flush water, anything that's a 'product of the body' (apart from hair and nail clippings) and 'traditional toilet paper'.

South West Water added: "Don't be confused by products labelled biodegradable or flushable, such as moist toilet tissue and hygiene wipes. They still cause blockages and should not be flushed. Nor should sanitary products."

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Topics: UK News, News, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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