Flushing of Wipes and Other Products
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The Village of Merrillan is requesting again that residents not flush anything other than toilet paper. No wipes, paper towels, facial tissues, etc. None of those other than toilet paper are designed to break down properly for sewer systems.
We are finding not only wipes but feminine products, plastic wrappers, french fries, spaghetti noodles, and so many other things.
Issues like this can cause damage to our sewage system, not to mention the additional work and cost it places on Village employees and taxpayers.
Backups could also occur including into homes if issues like this are not caught in time.
Let’s do the right thing here and pass the message along to your friends, neighbors, and others. This issue is everywhere. Flushable wipes are not flushable.
If you have questions or concerns please contact us.