SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Water System hopes the community will be more conscious of what they're flushing down the toilet.
The agency reports finding all kinds of things in the sewer system including food wrappers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and flushable wipes.
"When it says flushable on the box don't believe it, because it's really not flushable, " said SAWS spokesperson Anne Hayden.
Back in June, more than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled in Huebner Creek on the city's north side. Hayden said the spill was caused by construction workers putting rocks and debris into a manhole, and a massive amount of items that should not have been flushed down the toilet.
"It's amazing how things end up in our sewer line," Hayden said.
The Environmental Protection Agency is keeping a close eye on the water utility when it comes to sewage spills. All spills must be reported to the EPA, and the environmental watchdog could potentially fine SAWS, "which could affect us all, " added Hayden.
SAWS wants to remind the public not to use your toilet as your trash can, and don't pour grease down the drain.