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Residents are reminded “what not to flush”

03/17/2020

The public response to the Coronavirus outbreak has created a temporary shortage of toilet paper. If shortages continue, people might consider using alternative products. Residents are reminded that our sewer system is designed to ONLY handle water, human waste and toilet paper. Other items can potentially clog sewer lines and lead to sewer backups for homes and businesses. To help keep the sewer system flowing smoothly, residents should not dispose of most everyday items into the sanitary sewer system.

Do NOT flush any of the following:

– Baby or “flushable” or disinfecting wipes (Even wipes labeled “flushable” do not breakdown in the sewer system and can cause blockages in pipes and our treatment center.)
– Paper towels, napkins, or Kleenex
– Diapers
– Cotton balls or swabs
– Feminine hygiene products or other personal care items

If you use any of the above listed items, please dispose of them in a wastebasket and NOT in the toilet.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (630) 969-0664 or through our Contact Us page.

Sewer Problems? Call (630) 969-0664
Our technicians are available at all hours to help you.

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2710 Curtiss Street
P.O. Box 1412
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-0703

Phone: (630) 969-0664
Fax: (630) 969-0827

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