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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PRESS RELEASE

Date:

March 13, 2020

Contact:

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105, ria.convery@mwra.com


CoVid-19 and Wipes

If you are using any type of wipe (whether or not it says “flushable”), please do not flush them down the toilet.

These items can clog your household plumbing, the pipes in the street and the critical equipment at the treatment plant. Products that might seem safe to flush down the toilet, such as personal care wipes, dental floss and paper towels, don't dissolve quickly – or at all – in water. Remember that wipes clog pipes!

 In the meantime, please make sure to dispose of personal care products, cleaning supplies and other household waste properly: in the trash can, in the recycling bin or at your local household hazardous waste disposal site.

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Updated March 13, 2020