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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Wipes Clog Pipes!

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COVID-19 and Wipes – Wipes Clog Pipes!

If you are using any type of wipe (whether or not is says “flushable”), please do not flush them down the toilet; please dispose of them in your trash can.

These items can clog your household plumbing, the pipes in the street and the critical equipment at our treatment plant.  Products that might seem safe to flush down the toilet, such as: personal care wipes, other personal care products, gloves, dental floss, paper towels, and grease, don’t’ dissolve quickly – or at all – in water.  Remember that wipes clog pipes!

With increased use of wipes due to COVID-19, we are asking for your help in keeping the pipes free from blockages. 

Please make sure to dispose of personal care products, cleaning supplies, grease and other household waste properly. 

Questions? Contact publicworks@amherstma.gov 

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