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Prevent Clogged Lines


The Village of Stonington is requesting the public's help in preventing clogged sewer and overflows.

Sewer backups and overflows may be on the rise due to an increased use and flushing of sanitary wipes and paper towels. Paper towels, rags, and wipes (even flushable wipes) do not break down the same way as toilet paper. 

Clogged sewers and collection systems cause backups and overlfows at residences, businesses, and wastewater treatement facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. These events also threaten the health of the environment and burden our communties' wastewater utility operators. 

Putting non-toilet paper products down toilets can clog your sewer line, costing homeowners and businesses hundred of dollars to correct. Commonly, the sewer line from the residence or business to the main sewer line is the responsibility of the property owner. 

Even wipes labeled "flushable" will often clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and wastewater treatment systems. 

Don't flush your money down the drain! Help prevent further backups and overflows by only flushing toilet paper and using trash cans for other items. 


Cleaning Wipes, Baby Wipes, Paper Towels or Tissues. 

These items should be thrown in the trash, not flushed!