Sewer district reminder: Don’t flush wipes down the toilet

Mar 19, 2020

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- You may have forgotten, with that run on toilet paper during the coronavirus pandemic, but wipes clog pipes.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is reminding customers and others throughout Northeast Ohio that although the packaging might say “flushable,” wipes should never be flushed down the toilet.

The organization, which handles waste and stormwater for more than 1 million people in much of Northeast Ohio, has been putting out the word on its cheeky Twitter account.

Only flush the three P’s: poop, pee and paper.

“Flushable wipes are not truly flushable,” said Jim Bunsey, the sewer district’s chief operating officer. “They might go down the drain, but they do not break up like regular toilet paper.”

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