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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups

Westerly Waste Water Department:

To all clients: 

Flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic 

When a product is labeled ’flushable’ it generally means that it will clear your toilet bowl. 

It does not mean it will definitely clear your pipes or break down in the sewer system or at a wastewater treatment plant.

Please see RI DEM Memo regarding this issue

We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

RI DEM Memo...
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