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Don't flush wipes

With the increased use of disinfecting wipes during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, public works officials are urging everyone to remember NEVER flush wipes down the toilet.

Wipes of all kind, including disinfecting wipes, baby wipes and wipes labeled flushable can create clogs and cause sewage to back up into one's home.

Public Works Department crews are on the job during the pandemic taking care of the Village's critical storm water and sewer system, but a clog created by flushing wipes is most likely to be in the private property section of the sewer system, which is the responsibility of the property owner.

The advice from the crews who keep the sewers flowing? Put the wipes in the garbage.

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