Charles City: Ignore the hype, don’t flush the wipe

CHARLES CITY — City of Charles City officials have a request: Don’t flush even those “flushable” wipes. They are clog cornerstones.

The city has posted its request on its website: “No matter what the package says, please don’t flush wipes labeled as ‘flushable’ down the city sewer. These materials can cause major problems in the sewer system and most importantly, plug up a homeowner’s service line and force them to pay to have them removed.”

The notice includes a TV station’s photograph showing a sewer pipe from another community nearly half clogged with wipes.

“Please don’t flush any type of wipes down the city sewer, you will save all of us major headaches later. Thank you for your assistance!”

Click here for the city’s post.