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Chemung County Sewer District Dilemma


DATE: March 19, 2020
RE: A Sewer District Issue
Contact: Vincent Azzarelli, Chemung County Public Information Director @ 737-
2837 or Allie Rennie @ 873-1596

Chemung County Sewer Districts Dilemma

Currently the world of waste is battling the wipe. Many utilities are singing the blues on
this tune right now. Flushable just isn’t so. They go (barely) through the toilet, only to get
clogged in the homeowners lateral, the sewer main, or a pump.
Message: Wipes clog pipes! Toss them into the trash. Wipes will block sewers potentially
causing sewer backups in your home or in your neighbor’s home. That could cost you a lot
of money for a plumber or make your family sick. Please toss any cleaning wipes into the
Flushing a wipe may end up flushing your money down the drain.