Canton is warning all residents that those "flushable" wipes, aren’t so flushable after all.
Canton’s Public Works Division would like to advise all residents that popular bathroom wipes -- pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable – are contributing to clogs and backups in Canton’s sanitary sewer system.
Although wipes are advertised as "flushable," the wipes don’t break down fast enough and end up getting stuck in private sewer leads and the public sewer system. This leads to costly repairs when you factor in the amount of time and money it costs to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and repair equipment.
We understand that there is a shortage of toilet paper right now however it is critical to the operation of our sewer system that you DO NOT flush wipes down the toilet. Compliance is greatly appreciated.
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