Is it okay to flush wipes?
October 30, 2020
LAC Utilities asks all customers to never flush baby wipes, wipes marked as "flushable, paper towels, or disinfecting wipes. Toilet paper and human waste are the only substances that are acceptable to flush down the toilet. Other items should be properly disposed of in the trash receptacle. These wipes do not break down in the sewer system and can cause damage to your home's internal plumbing as well as our wastewater collection system resulting in sewage backups into your home or your neighborhood. These wipes can cause significant damage to pipes, pumps, and other wastewater treatment equipment. Sewer backups can be a threat to public health and present a challenge to our water utilities.