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Keep the Wipes out of the Pipes!

Post Date:11/24/2015 9:17 AM
Pipes clogged with wipes and other debris. 
 
Please dispose of “flushable” or “disposable” wipes in the TRASH, not the toilet.
 
Though often labeled as “flushable” these wipes are much stronger than toilet paper and do not dissolve or break down after being flushed. Wipes are getting caught in pumps and building up in the lines, leading to more backups, clogs and higher maintenance costs.
 
Flushable wipes do not disintegrate and can clog:
  • Home lateral lines and plumbing
  • Sewer lines
  • Lift stations
  • Sewer system pumps
 
These clogs result in the following:
  • Sewer overflows into the environment
  • Sewer backups inside customer’s homes
  • Increased maintenance costs

 
 
Questions? 
Contact the City of Melbourne's ECO Division: (321) 608-5080.

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