Bathroom Wipes

Bathroom Wipes – The department asks that residents refrain from flushing wet wipes down the drain. Wet wipes can be found in the toilet paper section of grocery stores and some are labeled flushable. If you absolutely have to use these wipes please place one in a bowl of water and wait 10 minutes to see if it starts to break apart. If it doesn’t please try a different brand until you find one that does break down after 10 minutes. Many things are flushable but the more and more of these items the bigger the buildup of them occurs in the pipes and in our pumping stations. This causes our pumps to get clogged and we have to pull them and clean them. This not only causes sewage to back-up but also costs the town money in overtime for emergency blockages.