Flushing disposable wipes down the toilets cause pipes to clog

Apr 29, 2021

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — They may say ‘Flushable’ on the package, but it’s really not a good idea to flush those wipes down the toilet. 

Christina Montoya with El Paso Water says El Pasoans have flushed disinfection wipes down the drains.

That’s caused major backups in our water systems.

Monyoya adds that people can flush wipes, but they don’t disintegrate.

In fact, they can cause serious damage to your pipes, and to El Paso wastewater lines or our pump stations. 

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