Did You Know… (#2)
…that the Borough recently spent $58,470 to replace a stuck valve at the Sewer Plant that was jam packed with a mass of – wait for it – baby wipes!
Along with sanitary napkins and food waste!
How is that possible? Because residents and businesses flush all sorts of things down the toilet that shouldn’t be put into our drainpipes!
What can you do to help? Well, start by not flushing the following down your toilet please!
NO paper towels of any type
NO disinfecting wipes of any type
NO baby wipes or adult wipes of any type (the box may say “flushable” but they may clog your sewer pipe and damage plant equipment)
NO Swiffer products of any type
NO baby diapers
NO feminine hygiene products
NO grease, oil or food waste
NO needles (yes, we get lots of them!)
These products are damaging our sewer pipes & pumps. And they can clog your sewer line — many of which are old and brittle — and require expensive plumbing repairs!
What can I flush down the toilet??? Well, since you asked….