Wipes Clog Pipes

Wipes Clog Pipes

Posted on March 17th, 2020
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The Town of Edson is asking residents to mind what they flush.

While crews haven’t noticed any substantial issues to date, the Town of Edson would like to remind residents that flushing certain items could have very costly consequences to home-owners and the community. Here are a few tips to help keep the sewer system flowing properly:

  • Wipes may be labeled "flushable," but they don't degrade in the system. Flushing them is like flushing a handkerchief or other item made of cloth.

  • Our sewer systems and treatment plants were not designed to handle wipes. They gum up the system, clog pipes and pumps, and cost taxpayers and residents lots of money in additional maintenance costs.

  • If you must use wipes, put them in the trash, not the toilet!

  • Many homeowners have experienced plumbing problems because of wipes, so you may have expensive maintenance issues at home if you flush them.

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