The Three P’s

Dear neighbors, 

As people prepare to stay home during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, some household staples are getting stockpiled more zealously than others – toilet paper is one of the most highly coveted items. We would like to advise all residents and partners of the community that while you may be using alternatives to toilet paper during this time, popular bathroom wipes and pre-moistened towelettes often advertised as ’flushable’ are heavily contributing to clogs and backups in our sanitary sewer system.
Despite what their labeling may claim, ‘flushable’ wet wipes are wreaking havoc on our sewer system. Though they may technically go down when you flush, wet wipes do not easily break down. As they flow – intact – down your pipes and out to the street, they get caught; and a blockage and overflow occurs, sending raw sewage into your home, yard, or into waterways. This leads to costly repairs when you factor in the amount of time and money it costs to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and repair equipment.

  • Remember to stick to the three Ps: Pee, Poop, and [toilet] Paper.
  • Do not flush objects down the toilet such as: wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, facial tissues or dental floss.
  • Dispose of these items in your trash receptacles.

Spread the word! Inform your friends and family of the dangers of flushing wipes down the drain.
#WipesClogPipes #OnlyTPinToilets

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