Friday, March 20, 2020

Friendly reminder: Stop flushing all those disinfectant wipes down the toilet

At a DPW meeting last year, the Chief engineer informed the council that these disinfectant wipes are causing trouble with the pumping stations. As I recall, they added some sort of shredder to the plumbing to avoid clogs. The post below is from Quincy DPW and stands as a reminder to all of us in the Ham who are using products that are not degradable and can cost homeowners big money for a plumber to fix.
 From Universal Hub’s Adam Gaffin:  

“The Quincy Department of Public Works implores you to throw (disinfectant wipes) in the trash, not in the toilet, because even the ‘flush-able’ ones really aren't and the last thing you'd want at a time like this is the embarrassment of having to explain to a plumber why your pipes are clogged - or being the wipe that broke the camel's back and completely jammed up a nearby sewer main.”
Obviously, this applies to everyone across our great commonwealth, not just those in Quincy.


At March 20, 2020 at 11:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good info. Thanks for posting

At March 20, 2020 at 2:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder why our DPW hasn’t sent something out on this.

At March 20, 2020 at 2:38 PM , Blogger jim pillsbury said...

They tried on thier fb page I just noticed

At March 23, 2020 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see MWD wrote about that his today they must read your blog

At March 23, 2020 at 10:10 AM , Blogger jim pillsbury said...

and they wrote a small piece about the retirement board and the State Cops.


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