Sewer Line Back Ups

We know, it’s not the most appealing topic, but…

We’re writing with an important reminder to only flush toilet paper! Just this week, the town had a sewer pump station clog and a sewer line back up on West College Street. We all have noticed an increased demand and shortage of toilet paper as a result of COVID-19. This may result in an increased use of non-flushable materials such as baby wipes, napkins, “flushable” wipes, and paper towels.  

We want to remind all our residents to ONLY flush toilet paper. Flushing wipes—even those labeled “flushable”—can cause clogs and raw sewage backups at your house or elsewhere in the system. Once at the Regional Sewer Authority, technicians had to clear a blockage caused by a giant ball of wipes four feet in diameter! Most importantly, when these clogs develop, they put our employees at risk for infection.  So, please, be careful what you flush! 

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