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A plea to residents within the city of Yelm –
Council Carmody warns not to flush wipes into sewer system!

Yelm council member Molly Carmody
Credit: City of Yelm

Repeat: DO NOT FLUSH WIPES, PAPER TOWELS, OR FEMININE HYGIENE ITEMS. The last thing we need is a sewer malfunction right now. Please share.

  • Editor’s note: Councilor Carmody gets what has been reported here and what Public Works Directors have said for over a year – Yelm’s water/sewer system is so tenuous that a major breakdown could occur anytime and the city has not funded any upgrades.

Coronavirus Update: Disinfecting Wipes Being Flushed Down Toilets Causing Major Pipe Problems Amid the coronavirus scare, sterilizing cleaning wipes are flying off of store shelves. Unfortunately, many of those wipes are ending up in sewer systems,” from KPIX-5 TV CBS News, San Francisco. Read more

The Olympian: Think twice before you flush any of those toilet paper ‘alternatives’

Posted by Steve on March 21, 2020 at 6:59 am | Permalink

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