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Keep Our Sewer Systems Clear

Please take extra precautions regarding the disposal of disinfecting wipes, paper towels, rags etc. in the sewer system. 

Wipes are among the leading causes of sewer system backups, impacting sewer system and treatment plant pumps and treatment systems. Many spills go to our lakes, rivers, and oceans where they have broad ranging impacts on public-health and the environment.

Wastewater Treatment Plants May get Overwhelmed, and consumers may face In-home plumbing backups and blockages.

DO NOT Flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels, Rags etc. down the Toilet!  

~Please Throw Them in the Trash instead.

The State Water Resource Control Board announced that wastewater treatment facilities around the state are reporting issues with their sewer management collection systems. Preventing sewer spills is important, especially during this COVID-19 emergency, for the protection of public health and the environment.

SWRCB Advisory Notice

We appreciate your cooperation.