We realize toilet paper is in high demand with limited availability but please remember - only toilet paper in the toilet.
Please do not flush wipes, even if they
are marked "flushable."
It is important t
o discard items in the trash, not the toilet.
Flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wipes, paper towels, tissues and napkins DO NOT dissolve quickly in water and are likely to cause toilets to back up.
Wastewater treatment facilities around the state already are reporting issues with their sewer management collection systems. Sewer systems were not designed for individual nylon wipes and paper towels.
Sewer spills can lead to our streams, rivers, and oceans where they have broad ranging impacts on public-health and the environment. Preventing sewer spills is important, especially during this COVID-19 emergency, for the protection of public health and the environment.