Sewer system still being plagued by those putting so-called flushable wipes down the toilet

Oct 13, 2020

LACONIA — Six months ago the city Public Works Department warned residents to stop putting so-called flushable wipes down the toilet. Apparently some people did not get the message.

So, once again the department is pleading with the public to stop it, because while disinfectant wipes and paper towels can be flushed down the toilet, they do not disintegrate like toilet paper and are continuing to clog up sewer lines around the city.

“We haven’t had any overflows,” Public Works Director Wes Anderson said. “But we’re trying to be proactive.”


Anderson said his department typically is alerted to problems by residents or businesses who notice that sinks or bathtubs are all of sudden draining much slower that usual.

“Then we go to that area and blow out the line,” he said.

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