Agoura Hills Urges Not To Flush Wipes Down The Toilet

Apr 13, 2020

Amid increased usage of disinfectant wipes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LVMWD urges customers to refrain from flushing these wipes down the toilet.

"All wet wipes, including disinfectant wipes, should be disposed of in the trash can," said Riki Clark, public affairs associate for LVMWD. "Flushing them down the toilet clogs sewage systems and causes back-ups, which could potentially lead to another public health risk."

Legislation is currently moving through the California State Senate to prevent companies from labeling wet wipes as "flushable". Wastewater agencies have already experienced system clogs and spills during this pandemic, as a result of increasing amounts of wipes going down the toilet.

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