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  1. 10/13/2020 Protect Your Pipes and Ours from Destructive Wipes
  2. Flushing wipes and other products can clog your home plumbing, causing sewage backups into your home and expensive repairs to unclog your pipes.

    Protect your pipes! Never flush wipes, feminine hygiene products, dental floss, cotton swabs, or anything other than the 3 Ps: Pee, Poop, & Toilet Paper.

    Flushing these products can also harm sewer and wastewater treatment systems, clogging equipment and leading to environmental damage and higher sewer rates.

    The new Valley Sanitation lift station located at Centennial Park has been running for barely a month and has already experienced a major clog caused by wipes (pictured above).

    If you are a rate payer, you are paying for the additional manpower and time spent on preventative maintenance removing these clogging wipes and "fatbergs" from our sanitary sewer systems and treatment plants. Fatbergs form when FOG (fats, oils, and greases) combine with wipes and other flushed products to form masses in sewer lines. These fatbergs cause sewer overflows, endangering public health and the environment, and they are expensive to remove. Wipes are the glue that binds together rancid fat, grease and oil with human excrement to create fatbergs.

     

    Remember: Toilets are not trash cans!!! Only flush the 3 Ps: Pee, Poop & Toilet Paper.

    Protect your pipes and save our sanitary sewer systems!