COVID-19 Impacts on Municipal Sewer
Published: Friday, 20 March 2020 10:16
With the rapidly rising use of sanitizing and disposable wipes amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Residents are reminded of the importance of NOT flushing wipes of any sort- including those labelled “Flushable” or “Biodegradable”.
With the increased use of disposable wipes we want to be preemptive in ensuring the systems continue to run effectively. Even “biodegradable wipes can block pump stations and the only way to clear the obstruction is to physically handle the pump and remove the sewer debris by hand.
This unnecessary action puts you and your home at risk of a sewer backup. Also, it is an avoidable and unpleasant use of our staff resources.
We ask that you please do your part and keep wipes of all sorts out of the sewer system.
Thank you for your cooperation.