MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department wants to remind people to keep the ‘wipes’ out of the pipes.READ MORE: Vax305: Bike Ride Aims To End Cycle Of Vaccine Hesitancy Among South Florida Communities Of Color
In order to reduce the number costly clogs in the county’s nearly 6,800 miles of sewer lines, they’re asking that people stop flushing “flushable” wipes. They point out there is a growing national problem of wipes in pipes that result in increased sewer clogs, broken pumps and other large pieces of sewer machines and equipment.READ MORE: Another Weekend Of Gun Violence Bring Country’s Total Number Of Mass Shootings To 270
The usual culprits are pre-moistened towelettes, baby wipes, cleaning wipes and paper towels.
Water and sewer officials say these products do not breakdown within the sewer system and can result in clogs and sewer backups in your home.MORE NEWS: Florida Men Facing Fraud Charges For Reportedly Cheating Investors
They recommend that only toilet paper be flushed down the toilet and all other products be disposed of in the trash.