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Posted on: April 15, 2020

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Customers are spending more time at home and stores are running out of toilet paper, What’s available? "Flushable" wipes, paper towels, and cleaning wipes. While you may use some of these instead of toilet paper, they’re not the same. Are you flushing these products?

We are finding an increase of these items in our wastewater system. Flushing them not only causes problems for your home plumbing, but they can clog our wastewater system, too. Help prevent costly clogs by only flushing the three P’s - you guessed it, PEE, POOP, and toilet PAPER.   

Want to see for yourself? Try our #StayHome Experiment.  

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Toilet paper is designed to disintegrate as fast as possible into the tiny cellulose fibers used to create it. Paper towels hold up by design; they’re used to clean up spills. Finally, "flushable" wipes hold up stronger than even paper towels. These wipes survive the tortuous journey from your home through miles of wastewater pipes, ending up at one of our three wastewater treatment plants. 

Please put those so-called ’flushable’ wipes, paper towels, and cleaning wipes into the trash can and not down the toilet.  

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