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The original item was published from 3/23/2020 8:26:26 AM to 3/23/2020 8:31:10 AM.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Save the Pipes - Don't Flush Wipes!

With many stores selling out of toilet paper quickly, and residents turning to alternatives like wipes and paper towels, the Lake County Public Works Department is asking customers to please refrain from disposing of certain products down your toilet.

When flushed, products like disinfecting wipes, ’flushable’ wipes and paper towels cause clogs which can cause damage to the sewer pipes in your home and yard, the sewer system in your neighborhood, Lake County’s pumps and treatment facilities, and the environment. 

Even if a product is marked ’flushable’, it does not mean it is. These products do not degrade like toilet paper and will end up clogging pipes. Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed - all other products should be disposed of. 

Thank you for helping protect our water and sewer system!


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