Please Don't Flush the Flushable Wipes!

The Water Crew responded to a citizen call for a stopped up sewer line this week and when they opened the manhole in the street, they were unable to determine the cause of the blockage, as it was completely filled up. After removing the debris, it found to be paper towels, disposable wipes, and the new supposedly “flushable” wipes. The debris was enough to form three or more basketball sized lumps and this was from a very short sewer main.

This is a reminder to our customers to please help us keep the lines open! The only products that should be flushed down the toilet are liquids and toilet paper. The rest of the products should be thrown in your regular trash.

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