Due to the unusually dry weather that we have encountered this summer, the City of Middletown is asking customers to please conserve water. This is not a mandate but a request. We are asking that everyone limit nonessential water use. This will help us ensure that everyone has all the water they need.
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 wipescan NOT be flushed down the toilet, even if they are labeled as "disposable" or "flushable".
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 News 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
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!
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