With more residents staying at home, City of Round Rock Utility crews have been battling an increase in pipe clogs over the last few months due to people flushing wipes and disposing of grease down the drain.
As fats, oils and grease go down the drain, they cool off and harden, causing sewer pipes to clog. When this happens, there is a high risk of a sewer backup, where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, yard, neighborhood and streets. The best way to dispose of grease is to collect it in a container and dispose of it in the trash.
Similarly, wipes should be thrown away and not flushed down your toilet. Even wipes labeled “flushable” are too thick and do not disintegrate easily.