CCWD would like to remind everyone that, other than human waste, toilet paper is the only acceptable flushable item. Paper towels, sanitary wipes, swiffers, etc., can damage wastewater infrastructure and require operators to work in close proximity to raw sewage. COVID-19 can be present in wastewater, so it is particularly important during this outbreak that we minimize exposure for wastewater operators. CCWD asks that you consider the integrity of the sewer system and the health and safety of all wastewater operators before you flush. Wastewater crews are often unsung heroes that our communities rely on. You can help reduce their risk of exposure by remembering not to flush anything besides human waste and toilet paper.
Thank you for your cooperation!