The City would like to remind the public not to flush baby or cleaning wipes, paper towels or tissues.  Unlike toilet paper, these products do not break down and once flushed they are likely to clog the plumbing in your house, septic system or in the public sewer system.  When these products make their way into the public sewer system they clump together, causing very large obstructions in the sewer lines. They get tangled in pump stations which requires repairs of equipment and causes backups and discharge of raw sewage.

Due to a reduced staffing level during the COVID-19 pandemic, response time to repair clogged sewers could be substantially delayed.

Below is a list of items that should not be flushed:

  • Baby wipes or cleaning wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Rags and towels
  • Dental floss
  • Sanitary products
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Cat litter
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Cigarette butts
  • Bandages
  • Rubber items
  • Diapers