Amador Water Agency is asking people to stop flushing disinfectant wipes as they are clogging up the underground sewer collection system (sewage pipes) – and those pipes could be yours, requiring expensive plumbing repairs. This applies to baby wipes, “flushable” wipes and any other alternative to toilet paper. Other than human waste, toilet paper is the only acceptable flushable item.
Wipes easily snag in pipes and pumps and they don’t break down – they clog home plumbing, require pumping of septic tanks more often, and can damage wastewater infrastructure.
AWA asks that you consider the integrity of the sewer system and the health and safety of all wastewater operators before you flush.
Thank you for your cooperation!