Wipes — used for changing diapers, personal hygiene, housecleaning, and more — cause major problems when flushed down toilets. Though many of these products are labeled “flushable” or “septic safe,” they are anything but. Just because a product CAN be flushed doesn’t mean it SHOULD be flushed. The pandemic has worsened this problem due to the increased use of disinfectant wipes and the increased use of personal hygiene wipes while many of us work from home. The ONLY product safe for flushing is toilet paper. Lakehaven is asking that if residents do use wipes, put them in the trash — don’t flush them! For more information about disposable wipes and the problems they are causing in your sewer district, please visit our website.
Issue 194 - July/August 2021