March, 27th, 2020
Caution Using Disinfecting and Sanitizing Wipes
During the current COVID-19 pandemic the use of disinfecting and sanitizing wipes has greatly increased. Contrary to product label information which say “wipes are flushable”, they will cause problems with sewer and septic systems.
Wipes in sewer systems cause clogs in pumping systems and sewer mains leading to expensive repairs and possible sewage backup into homes and businesses.
Wipes in septic systems do not biodegrade and will cause clogs in sewer piping and septic tank inlet and outlet baffles; resulting in plumber and septic tank cleaner service calls.
Used wipes should be placed in a covered trash receptacle and not flushed down a toilet.
Please be safe and stay healthy.
Edward P. Bailey
Emergency Management Director
Stay Home – Stay Safe