Please Don't Flush Disposable Wipes

  • Wipes may be labeled "flushable," but they don't degrade in the system. Flushing them is like flushing a handkerchief or other item made of cloth.
  • Our sewer systems and treatment plants were not designed to handle wipes. They gum up the system, clog pipes and pumps, and cost taxpayers and residents lots of money in additional maintenance costs.
  • If you must use wipes, put them in the trash, not the toilet!
  • Many homeowners have experienced plumbing problems because of wipes, so you may have expensive maintenance issues at home if you flush them.
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