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To assist in prevention of the spread of illness, more and more people are using cleaning wipes to sanitize in their homes and businesses. Wastewater department personnel remind citizens that just because a paper product says it is flushable doesn’t mean it is true. Many items marked as flushable do not degrade like toilet paper and can clog pipes, tangle in lift stations, and cause sewer back-ups. Our sewers are designed to dispose of very specific things. Using your toilet for disposal of many modern products will often result in blockages. The drains that connect your home or business to the main sewer are only big enough to carry water, toilet paper, and human waste.