MONTVILLE, NJ – Turns out that “flushable wipes” – aren’t.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents are working from home, and students are distance learning. This has increased demands on both the township’s sewer and water infrastructure, according to township officials. In the past few weeks, there has been an increasing number of wipes clogging sewer stations, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars being spent to repair clogged sewer lines and pumps, officials said.

Disinfectant wipes and baby wipes should never be flushed down the toilet. Instead, they should be placed in the trash for proper disposal. While some wipes may be labeled as being “flushable,” they may, in fact, contribute to clogs in the sewer lines. Therefore, residents should place those wipes in the garbage as well, officials stated.

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