Wipes Labeled as “Flushable” Can Cause Damage to Sewer Systems

Wipes can damage sewer systems and equipment even if they are labeled "flushable" or "septic-safe."  Flushing wipes or similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows creating an additional public health risk.

Many are sanitizing the high touch surfaces around them using wet wipes and disinfectant wipes, but these "flushable" wipes don't disintegrate like toilet paper.  

PLEASE DON'T FLUSH WIPES - THROW THEM AWAY. 

Help DPW keep the sewer lines clear. #WipesClogPipes

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