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Keep the Wipes Out!

Please remember to toss all hand wipes, baby wipes and other wipes in the trash instead of flushing them down the toilet. These so-called "flushable" wipes do not disintegrate in water like toilet paper. In fact, the vast majority of these products stay fully intact, which means they can clog pipes and  cause sewage backups. The wipes can also be carried into the sewage line that connects your home to main sewer line, where they can get stuck. When wipes make it into the main sewer line, they often get tangled and damage pump station equipment and other equipment at our wastewater treatment facilities, which can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace.

No wipes are flushable, even if the packaging claims they are. Think about it: these wipes have sat in packaging for months, yet when you pull them out they are still wet. The fact they don’t disintegrate while being removed from the package tells you they will not disintegrate when flushed

Please remember that toilet paper should be the only thing you flush down the toilet. 

Keep the wipes out