In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, wastewater plant officials are reporting increased clogged pipes as a result of citizens flushing items such as paper towels and disposable wipes down the drain.
If it's not human exrement or toilet paper, don't flush it. Even when those items make it through the drainage pipes in a person's home, they can wreak havoc with the filtering and cleaning system at the community's waste water treatment plant. Those who use products in place of toilet paper need to place them in a plastic bag and dispose of them into the trash - not the toilet.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Sewer blockages can cause:
- Plugged and overflowing toilets
- Poorly draining sinks and showers
- Raw sewage backing up through your drain
- Manholes overflowing onto the ground
- Health hazards and nuisance odors
- Increases in the city's maintenance costs
- Costly maintenance and repair bills for you!
Don't flush these items: wipes, paper towels, diapers, feminine pads, moist towelettes or cloths.