Reminder to Not Flush Wipes and Other Items

To avoid costly plumbing repairs and wider problems affecting public sanitary sewer systems and the environment, the Village of Sugar Grove and the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District (FMWRD) are reminding residents to throw away trash; do not flush it down the toilet, especially wipes. Despite what some packaging might say, wipes are NOT flushable and can result in serious toilet clogs and damage to sanitary sewer systems. Blocked drains and sewers can lead to severe consequences such as manhole overflowing, flooding in homes and roadways, and pollution of watercourses.

Here is a list of items that should never be flushed down your toilets/drains:

  • Grease (Fats and Oils)
  • All types of wipes, including cleaning, baby and those marked as “flushable”
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet seat covers
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Dental floss
  • Cleaning brush refills
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Engine oil, chemicals, and paints
  • Food waste
  • Razor blades
  • Latex materials
  • Medicine
  • Bandages
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