While disinfecting your home and business is an important step in protecting your family from COVID-19, it is crucial to remember that disposable wipes, even those marked “flushable”, should NEVER go down the drain. Flushing wipes, or anything other than toilet paper, including paper towels and other paper products, could cause blockages to MVSD’s collection system and treatment plant. Flushing wipes may also damage home plumbing systems creating significant costs to property owners.
Anything that contributes to increased sewer spills may also increase the risk of spreading COVID-19. Keep your family and neighbors safe by putting used wipes in the trash and not down the toilet!
Want to know more? Here’s a recent report on how wipes are contributing to blockages in Bay Area sewer systems: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-disinfecting-wipes-being-flushed-down-toilets-causing-major-pipe-problems/.