Montpelier officials warn about flushing paper towels, wipes

Published: Mar. 16, 2020 at 9:10 AM EDT
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With the scarcity of toilet paper on some store shelves, Montpelier officials are urging residents not to flush paper towels or other alternatives.

Flushing wipes or paper towels can block home plumbing as well as city sewer lines, depending on how far the paper towels are able to travel before starting to clog.

Your toilet is not a trash can, so only flush your waste and toilet paper.

With the recent hoarding of paper goods going on, people may be tempted to seek substitutes. Please keep in mind that,...

Posted by City of Montpelier, VT - City Government on Sunday, March 15, 2020