Many household cleaning products labeled or marketed as "flushable" or “disposable” should not be flushed down the toilet. Why? Most wipes are made of woven fibers that do not easily break down or dissolve after being flushed. Their presence in the wastewater system can cause pipeline clogs or septic system failures. Items include:
• disinfecting wipes
• baby wipes
• mop refills
• paper towels
Since these products do not dissolve as quickly or easily as toilet paper, they may clog pipes and cause expensive and time consuming repairs for homeowners. These products also clog public sewer pipes and pump station equipment leading to sewer backups. Be kind to your pipes and save yourself and your wastewater utility from potentially costly repairs. Put wipes in the trash, not the toilet!