Lawrence DPW: Stop Flushing 'Flushable' Wipes

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Even if it says it is "flushable," it isn't.

That's the message from the Lawrence Department of Public Works, which said in a Facebook post they've been seeing an increase in supposedly flushable wipes backing up sewer pump stations.

"Toilet paper may be in high demand and low supply, but we urge you PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH wipes," Lawrence DPW wrote. "Even if they say they are flushable, THEY ARE NOT."

The department said their pump stations are clogging "more than usual," and that this could cause sewer backups into peoples' homes.

"Not to mention, it costs YOU money when we have to make repairs," they said. "Please use the waste basket."

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