Disinfectant wet wipes, paper towels and toilet paper are flying off the shelves. These products help keep us clean and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But when we remember that products like baby wipes and wet wipes are not as “flush-able” as typically advertised, it’s no surprise we’re now at a greater risk for sewer blockages in our communities.
With an increase of people using flush-able wet wipes and materials other than toilet paper, your septic system and the Churchill County sewer system will see an increase in clogging issues.
Please, flush only toilet paper and human waste. Our septic systems, sewer systems and treatment plants were not designed to handle wipes. They gum up the system, clog pipes and pumps and cost homeowners and taxpayers lots of money in additional maintenance costs. If you must use wipes, put them in the trash, not the toilet.
Many homeowners have experienced plumbing problems because of wipes, so think ahead and avoid expensive maintenance issues at home.
Thank you. And Save Our Sewer!
Photo: Last summer’s septic-to-sewer connection project at the Fallon Golf Course.