The Not So Flushable Wipes

Mar 4, 2024See All Posts

No Wipes in Pipes!

Toilet paper alternatives such as “flushable wipes”, wet wipes, sanitary napkins, and/or paper towels cannot be flushed down the toilet safely. Wet wipes flushed down toilets contribute to many sewer blockages in Fort Bend MUD 142.

Wet wipes or flushable wipes, that claim “safe for flushing” can still cause serious damage to your home’s plumbing. Flushing wipes down the toilet might not be an immediate issue, however, the problem can arise later when the wipes move through the sewer system. These wipes don’t dissolve and clump together causing pipe clogs.

Should the wipes make it to the sewage treatment plant, the facilities could be overworked trying to process that solid waste that does not breakdown. The result of flushing these products could mean major wastewater treatment issues for your individual home and Fort Bend MUD 142. By flushing any products other than toilet paper, we can not only create inconveniences in services but also incur very costly repairs.

Please take the time to dispose of these products properly in a waste receptacle in your home.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the information above, please feel free to contact the district via the Fort Bend MUD 142’s “Contact Us” page.

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