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Take Care of Your Sewer Pipes to Prevent Household Calamity

Post Date:02/28/2018 9:17 AM
Pipes clogged with wipes and other debris. 
Protect your home’s pipes and prevent sewer backups and plumbing emergencies. Never flush so-called “flushable” wipes. They fail to disintegrate once they enter the wastewater collection and treatment systems. Unlike toilet paper, which quickly breaks down, wipes can get caught up in sewer lift stations and at the entry point of the treatment facility.

There are toilet tissue sprays available online and in some stores that offer an environmentally friendly alternative to wipes.

It’s not only flushable wipes that cause problems. There are the same issues associated with flushing paper towels, baby wipes, plastic bags, dental floss and anything else down the toilet that isn’t from the body or isn’t regular toilet paper.

Please dispose of “flushable” wipes or any of these items in the TRASH, not the toilet.



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

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