DON'T FLUSH WIPES! EVER!
Islamorada and the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District need your cooperation to protect the wastewater system particularly now due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. People are cleaning and disinfecting more frequently with bleach wipes and potentially substituting other items for toilet paper, such as baby wipes, facial tissues and paper towels.
We are asking customers to throw these items in the trash, not flush them down the toilet. These items do not break down in the sewer system and can cause significant clogs that could lead to equipment failures and treatment plant issues.
It is important to only dispose of toilet paper and human waste in the toilet. Otherwise, it can cause costly clogs or back-ups in your sewer system.
Here is a list of items that should never be flushed down the toilet:
Disposable wipes (even if marked "flushable")
Grease / Oils
Feminine hygiene products
Cotton Swabs / Cotton Balls
Medicines / Vitamins
Cigarettes / Cigar butts
Please share this information with your family and friends.