Protect Pipes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Pipes Hate Wipes

There were 164 sanitary sewer overflows in Charlotte last year.  40% of these overflows were caused by debris which includes wipes. This number is increasing each year with more people in Charlotte using and flushing wipes. 

"Flushable" products like wipes do not readily break down upon flushing like toilet paper does and actually remain in a solid state while traveling through the sewer system.  This can cause blockages and sanitary overflows on our streets, neighborhoods, creeks, and streams.

Only flush the three P's down the toilet (pee, poo, and (toilet) paper). Put wipes and other items like tampons, q-tips, and tissue in the trash.

blockage caused by wipesSome "flushable" wipes and a dash of grease is a ​recipe for disaster.