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Posted on: April 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Residents Urged Not to Flush Wipes and Risk Sewer Backups

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With the increased use of disinfecting wipes during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Public Works Department is urging everyone to remember to please not flush wipes down the toilet.  

Wipes of all kind, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels, baby wipes and even wipes labeled flushable, can create clogs and cause sewage to back up into your home.  Public Works Department crews are on the job during the pandemic taking care of the Village’s critical sewer system, but a clog created by flushing wipes is most likely to be in the private property section of the sewer system, which is the responsibility of the property owner.  

Please do not risk a back up - remember to dispose of wipes in your refuse containers.  

More information on the Public Works Department is posted on the Village website

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