Think they’re flushable? Think again!
Try this experiment: leave toilet paper in a mason jar with water, and do the same with a “disposable / flushable” wipe. Next morning, see which one is still in one piece – we already know the answer here at the Sewerage District, but sometimes it’s best to see for yourself…

© SESD P. Bruscoe - Wipes Clog - Conant Street in Beverly, MA 09.02.20
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Spoiler Alert!
Wipes are never flushable – even when they say they are! The fibers simply don’t breakdown like toilet paper is designed to do, so they end up clogging your pipes. Clogs can result in expensive repairs and raw sewage flooding your home – NO THANKS, right?

Wipes also affect our wastewater treatment capabilities by causing damage to pumps, valves, and equipment. This can cause sewerage backups that flood streets and even homes if the clog is seriously large.

You can doo your part! When it’s that time, please remember: only flush Toilet Paper, #1, and #2!

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