This message is for all GLSSWD customers.Wet wipes, baby wipes, facial wipes, all types of what can be referred to as sanitary wipes are not allowed to be disposed of in the GLSSWD sewer system, even though the packaging may say they are flushable. Sanitary wipes do not break down in water as regular toilet paper products do. Disposal of sanitary wipes in any type of sewer system can cause pumping systems to plug and fail. They also can contribute to sewer line blockage problems. All sanitary wipes should be considered a solid waste material and disposed of as regular household garbage.
Tis the Season from GLSSWD Don’t be a turkey:
No grease in your sinks, no wipes in your pipes
With Holidays approaching, this is a good time to remind you to place fats, oils and grease (FOG) from cooking in the trash and not down the drain. As wastewater professionals know, FOG can clog pipes and lead to costly repairs, especially when combining with disposable wipes.
Avoid costly clogs in your pipes and any wastewater system by placing FOG from cooking in the trash and not down the drain or toilet. Pour liquid fat on newspapers in the garbage or pour it in a disposable container and then dispose of it once it solidifies to the trash can. It doesn’t matter if you have a garbage disposal – fat still needs to go in the trash.
FOG can clog pipes, especially when combining with disposable wipes.
Speaking of disposable wipes, place them in the trash, too, even if the label says “flushable.” Wipes may flush down your toilet, but they fail to degrade, then clog up the wastewater system or septic tank, and can lead to costly repairs of pumps and other equipment.