March 23, 2020
Moose Jaw – The City of Moose Jaw reminds residents that the only material that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper.
Other items, including wet wipes and paper towels, should be thrown in the garbage.
“Even if the package says ‘flushable wipes’, those wipes do not sufficiently break down in wastewater and could get stuck to your home’s plumbing system and/or clog pipes that lead to the City of Moose Jaw’s Wastewater Treatment Plant,” explained Darrin Stephanson, Manager of Utilities.
Paper towels, tissues, napkins, rags and disposable wipes are among the items that can damage and clog lines, potentially sending sewage back up into your home or causing malfunctions at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
For further information and updates on City of Moose Jaw operations during COVID-19, visit the City’s COVID-19 update page.