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Plea: Keep sewer pipes unclogged


March 27, 2020

Don’t even think about flushing that down the toilet.

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District officials warn residents and businesses about the hazards of flushing any products except toilet paper. Wipes, paper towels, facial tissue and other paper products are not flushable and must be disposed of in the trash.

“Toilet tissue has been in limited supply in local stores and we’ve heard some folks have substituted paper towel, facial tissue, wipes, napkins, and more,” said Al Parrella, WLSSD’s manager of operations and maintenance. “Wipes bind with fats, oils and grease and can wr...

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