Flushing Disinfecting Wipes Can Cause Sewer & Septic Problems

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash. This will help to ensure that the toilets, plumbing, sewer systems and septic systems in our community will continue working properly.

While EPA encourages disinfecting your environment to prevent the spread of COVID-19, never flush disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items. These easy steps will keep surfaces disinfected and wastewater management systems working. Read more