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Don't flush those wipes!

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 12:43 PM by Jesse Ruiz

CVWD is asking residents to help the district protect the sewer system from items that should not be flushed down toilets.

“Our hearts are with everyone being affected by COVID-19 at this time,” said Katie Evans, Director of Communications and Conservation for CVWD. “Our employees continue to work to ensure safe and reliable water services but we need our customer’s help to protect the sewer system.”

Evans said the sewer system currently is receiving a high volume of items that can clog pipes and damage pumps, such as paper towels and so-called flushable wipes. Some of this increase could be associated with temporary shortages of toilet paper but substitutes such as wipes should be placed in the trash.

“Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet,” Evans said.

 Additional information about water issues and COVID-19 is available at www.cvwd.org/covid-19

 

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