During this time of wiping things down and disinfecting surfaces, we wanted to remind everyone NOT to flush anything that is not designed to go into your toilet. The wipes that are marketed as “flushable” are not! They should be disposed of in your garbage, not the toilet.
Be best rule of thumb is to only flush the “Three P’s – Pee, Poo and Paper!”
Other products do not break down in the sewage system and will plug the lift station pumps. This causes costly pump repairs and the sewage to back up and divert, untreated, into the St. John River.
Also, do you have a sewage back-flow prevention valve in your house? These valves can prevent raw sewage from accidentally backing up into your house in the event of a blockage in the sewer system. Contact your local plumber to ask him about installing one in your house. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Thank you for your cooperation.