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Avoiding clogs by flushing one thing only — toilet paper

Apr 17, 2020
https://www.swnewsmedia.com/chaska_herald/news/community/avoiding-clogs-by-flushing-one-thing-only-toilet-paper/article_bf3333bf-835f-5973-b349-bb8a1ca3ef7a.html

It’s a mundane part of most everyone’s day: flushing a toilet.

But in a time when most people are staying at home and perhaps using alternatives to toilet paper amid a shortage, a simple flush could pose threats to home or regional sewer systems.

Though a seemingly hidden problem, wastewater services are cautioning people to keep a closer eye on what they flush. The short answer on what’s OK to send to the sewer system? 

 

“Please only flush toilet paper. Nothing else is able to be flushed,” said Matt Haefner, Chaska’s water and sewer director.

Recent sewer emergencies are yet to be had, according to officials, but they say they’re not out of the woods just yet.

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