Wipes Personal Hygiene Products Clog Sewer Lines/
Many baby and adult personal hygiene products, along with household wipes and cleaning towelettes, are labeled both DISPOSABLE and FLUSHABLE. While these products may be marketed as a convenience item in this way, the truth is these types of items cause blockages and service problems, not only in the sewer line on your property, but also the public sewer system and pump stations. This is primarily because, unlike toilet paper, these products DO NOT break down once they are flushed.
Since they do not break down, they collect and cause blockages in your on-site sewer, especially older pipelines that may already have existing greases, roots, or other obstructions. A repair of the on-site sewer line can leave the home or business owner with a very costly sewer repair.
When these products are introduced into the public sewer system, they collect and cause larger obstructions and clogs in the main sewer lines and even get tangled in the pump stations-requiring expensive repair or replacement of equipment.
What We Can All Do To Help...
ONLY flush toilet paper; more importantly, NEVER flush the following:
Disposable Diapers or Liners
Toilet Cleaning Pads
|Mop or “Swifter” Refills
Pet Care Wipes
First Aid Wipes
Bio-pads (nursing home, home health care, etc.)
Feminine Hygiene Products
ANY Moist Type Towelettes