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Just because they say "flushable" doesn't mean they should be flushed down the toilet. Flushable wipes don't get very far past your house before they clog pipes and pumps and cost the Village time and money in unnecessary maintenance and repairs. In fact, the Village spent over $60,000 last year alone to pull, inspect, clean, repair and replace waste water pumps throughout the Village!
Personal wipes and baby wipes do not disolve in the sewer system. As Lara Milligan, a natural resources agent, states in her blog, "we [as rate payers] collectively own the wastewater system, and we all share the cost to maintain it, so we should all do our part to keep wastewater collection systems and treatment plants running as smoothly as possible." Check out her blog to see what other commonly flushed products are causing problems, and get in the habit of tossing these items in the garbage and not down the drain!
A public service announcement from the Pingree Grove Public Works department.