CBJ urges residents to stop flushing disinfecting wipes & gloves down the toilet

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sewer systems across the country and in Juneau could be clogged by disinfecting wipes, gloves and toilet paper.

    The CBJ urged residents to stop flushing disinfecting wipes and gloves down the toilet.

    The wipes, gloves, paper towels, and other similar materials do not disintegrate properly as toilet paper does.

    Utility officials said they can clog pipes, cause sewer lines to break, and put a strain on the wastewater treatment facility.

    The urge residents to put baby, facial and cleaning wipes, latex gloves, paper towels and napkins, and tissues in the trash.

    Other items that should never be flushed: tampon applicators, sanitary napkins medication, hair, dental floss, cotton swabs/balls, bandages, rags or towels, any plastic items, and fats, oils, and grease. These also cause issues with the sewer system.

    For more information, contact Utilities Engineer Lori Sowa at 586-0875 or lori.sowa@juneau.org

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