Trash "flushable" wipes

Monday 2 July Trash

Wipes are wonderful! There are so many household uses. But flushing them down the toilet will wreak havoc on the sewer system, either on your end or ours.

Technically, wipes are flushable—and so is your wedding ring, and any other item small enough to flush. However, those things will not break down anytime soon.

Toilet paper dissolves quickly whereas wipes stay intact in the water. The wipes will clump together and create clogs.

We ask that you throw wipes away and only flush toilet paper and human waste. Our sewer system will thank you!

Watch this video to see how toilet paper and wipes compare when wet

For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes
Project Coordinator-Utility Outreach
(772) 871-5131

Employee pulling wipes clumped together out of sewer booster pump

Small clump of wipes clogged pipe at booster pump station