The City of Lakeland Wastewater Division reminds us to never flush any hygiene products other than toilet paper down the toilet.

“Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, or anything that isn’t actual toilet paper, must go directly into the trash,” said Bill Anderson, Director of Water Utilities. When flushed, these products clog sewer pipes and pump stations, increase utility maintenance, create environmental concerns and cause extra work throughout the wastewater system.

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In the video from left to right: Toilet paper, Kleenex with lotion, and a disinfectant wipe after 5 days submerged in water with agitation.