Water & Sewer

It’s a Toilet, Not a Trash Can

There has been a significant increase in the use of disinfecting wipes to clean homes and work spaces in an effort to stay healthy.  Please remember that wipes can NOT be flushed down the toilet, even if they are labeled as "disposable" or "flushable". 

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Unlike toilet paper, which breaks down quickly in water, personal, baby and cleaning/disinfecting wipes remain intact and tangle into massive clogs that jam pumps and block pipes.  See the recent EPA New Release on this issue.

Here’s a list of a few other items that should NEVER be flushed down your toilet:

  • Cloth rags or towels
  • Baby wipes, Toilet wipes, Disinfecting wipes, or cloth wipes of any kind
  • Diapers
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper (other than toilet paper/tissue)
  • Medications (Prescription, or over-the-counter)
  • Feminine hygiene products of any kind
  • Beauty products, Q-Tips, dental floss
  • Plastics of any kind
  • "Disposable" contact lenses
  • Grease of any kind – especially cooking grease
  • Garden supplies (such as pesticides, fertilizers)
  • Paint, varnish, paint remover
  • Motor oil, gasoline, or any explosive material

Your help can reduce blockages in pipes which can lead to sewer backups in the environment, the streets or even your home!

Annual Hydrant Flushing Program to Begin in March

The Middletown Water DFire-Hydrant-Flushingepartment will begin State mandated annual water main flushing the week of March 16, 2020. Flushing will typically occur between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.  The flushing should be complete in approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

Click here for the Full Press Release

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Pipeline - Fall 2019 (PDF)

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2018 Consumer Annual Water Quality Report (PDF)

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