Increased use of so called “flushable wipes” from COVID-19, Halifax Water would like to remind residents these wipes are not flushable

General Intrests

**** Halifax Water Media Release

With the increased use of so called “flushable wipes” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Halifax Water would like to remind residents these wipes are not flushable. They belong in your garbage. Wipes don’t breakdown and get caught up in wastewater treatment facility screens and filters and clog wastewater pumping station pumps.

This is costly to Halifax Water in both time and resources during this critical period.

At a time when residents are being quarantined or self-isolated at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants to be out of their residence due to a sewer back-up. This is costly to the homeowner and poses potential health risks.

Sewer/wastewater collection systems and wastewater treatment facilities are designed to treat the 3P’s – pee, poop and paper (toilet paper) only. So called “flushable wipes” go in your garbage.

Uodate:

Don’t Dump It!

Wipes and gloves are clogging the sewer system. They belong in the garbage.

When residents are quarantining or self-isolating at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants to be out of their residence due to a sewer back-up. This is costly to homeowners & poses potential health risks.

Learn more about Pollution Prevention at Halifax Water: https://halifaxwater.ca/dont-dump-it

Learn more about why toilet paper is the only flushable wipe: https://youtu.be/sUtTGGiYuCg

Halifax Water has produced an educational video, “Toilet Paper – The One and Only Flushable Wipe”. The video can be viewed on Halifax Water’s You Tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUtTGGiYuCg&list=UU4SuO2XqgECbp2qNFK7f7kQ&index=13&t=6s

For more information on Pollution Prevention, please visit https://halifaxwater.ca/dont-dump-it

For more information on Halifax Water, please check www.halifaxwater.ca, visit us on YouTube, or Twitter @HalifaxWater, Facebook, or call our Customer Care Centre at 902-420-9287.

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