Did You Know… #2 (literally) revisited: BABY WIPES ARE COSTING YOU MONEY!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH BABY WIPES OR “FLUSHABLE” WIPES DOWN THE TOILET! THESE WIPES ARE NOT FLUSHABLE* AND THEY ARE DESTROYING OUR SEWER PUMPS COSTING THOUSANDS AND EVEN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO REPAIR AND REPLACE!
* MAYBE BABY AND FLUSHABLE WIPES CAN BE FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET IN CITIES WITH HUGE 6′ SEWER MAINS BUT OURS ARE ONLY INCHES IN DIAMATER. DO NOT FLUSH THEM REGARDLESS WHAT THE PACKAGING MAY SAY!
AND PLEASE DON’T FLUSH MASKS OR GLOVES EITHER!
Original post from August 2, 2019:
…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….
Interested in learning more? Read this exciting REPORT from our Sewer Engineer, William Kirchner of ERI, describing the super compelling, action-packed drama with the stuck valve. This should be required reading for everyone that uses a bathroom! Bill really knows his, er stuff! And he’s lots of fun at parties too!
Did You Know #5 – redevelopment agreement
Did You Know #6 – digital signs
Did You Know #7 – Facebook posts
Did You Know #8 – dog poop