Thursday, May 28, 2015

Don't flush Swiffers!

From the DPW Water and Sewer page:
Paper towels, disposable wipes, washcloths and rags are becoming more and more of a problem for sewer systems with the increase in "disposable" wipes.  These wipes may be disposable but that does not make them flushable!   
Please do not flush swiffer wipes, baby wipes, diapers, disposable toilet bowl cleaners or any other non-toilet paper product.  These items cause major problems in our sewer pumps and we are not alone.  As discussed in a USA Today article tilted "Wipes in the Pipes Snarling Sewers", this issue is is affecting sewer systems across the country.  So please do your part and don't flush wipes!
swiffers removed from Franklin's pump station
swiffers removed from Franklin's pump station

What does happen to the water you flush?

You can also find the treatment process with this interactive webpage

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