This post was most recently updated on January 21st, 2023
You should never flush toilet paper in Cyprus. Cyprus doesn’t have a good plumbing system and because of this, waste disposal pipes are blocked from time to time. Moreover, the blockage of pipes in one house can create disturbance in another house.
The sewer system is different in different cities. You can click the links below to learn about cities in Cyprus.
Flushing the toilet paper in Cyprus isn’t a good practice to follow. If you are a guest in a nice hotel room, you might see that flushing the toilet paper down the toilet is sometimes allowed. Even at that time, if a waste bin is provided, you should always throw the toilet paper in that bin.
Even if your chosen hotel has a macerator, you will find that most restaurants, cafés, bars, shopping malls, and the airport will have a sign requesting you not to put toilet paper down the toilet so you will have to accept that.
Otherwise, it will clog the toilet, and they would need to call a plumber.
If you are buying a nice house and have a better drainage system, even at that time you shouldn’t flush the toilet paper down. Your house might be advanced and modern, but somewhere down the road, your pipes are definitely meeting other small and older sewage pipes. If they get blocked, your modern and advanced pipes are also getting blocked.
Not only does it clog the drainpipe, but there are also other health hazards too. Flushing the toilet paper down the toilet can contaminate the water system which can eventually cause environmental damage.
Cleaning the clogged pipes is expensive as hell. You have to hire a professional and they will charge you a hell of a lot of money.
Buying a waste bin and throwing the toilet paper there is much more affordable and environmentally friendly.
Along with toilet paper, you shouldn’t also flush down a few more things in Cyprus. Such as Paper towels and tissues, Feminine products, Dental Floss, Hair, Bandages, Cigarettes, Cotton Balls, etc.
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