Flushing Wipes – DO NOT FLUSH ANY WIPES!

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, the East Lyme Water and Sewer Department has seen an increase of disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and paper towels clogging our wastewater pump stations. Even if the container claims so, these products ARE NOT FLUSHABLE and get clogged in the pipes in your home as well as the pipes in the street. The result is sewer backups that spill sewage into your basement or onto town roads. As we all work together to resist infection, please refrain from dumping these products down the drain and instead place them in a trash can with a liner!