Don’t flush wipes!

Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (KLWTD) needs the public’s cooperation to protect the sewer system, particularly now due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. People are cleaning and disinfecting more frequently with wipes containing bleach and potentially substituting other items for toilet paper, such as baby wipes and paper towels.

The wastewater treatment district is asking customers to throw these items in the trash, not flush them down the toilet. These items do not break down in the sewer system and can cause significant clogs that could lead to equipment failures and treatment plant issues.

It is important to only flush toilet paper and human waste down the toilet. Otherwise, it can cause costly clogs or back-ups in your sewer system.

Here is a list of items that should never be flushed down the toilet:

  • Disposable wipes (even if marked “flushable”) 
  • Wet Wipes 
  • Paper Towels
  • Face-cleaning wipes  
  • Grease / Oils
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cotton Swabs / Cotton Balls
  • Diapers
  • Dental Floss
  • Medicines / Vitamins
  • Cigarettes / Cigar butts 

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