Lonny Madole, the city’s wastewater plant manager, reminds the public in city limits to not flush anything down toilets except toilet paper, which is designed for the purpose. Any other items flushed into the city sewer system cause problems and clog screens, pumps, and lift stations.
Disinfectant wipes, even ones marked “flushable” are not to be flushed. Paper products not designed for flushing, such as paper towels, also cause problems. Other items commonly found clogging sewer systems include socks, shop towels, T-shirts, and more.
Non-degradable material should be used then thrown in the trash, not flushed down the toilet.
The annual city-wide clean-up is scheduled Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24. Residents may leave items for pick-up at the curb.
Items that will NOT be picked up by the city include tires, large appliances, construction debris, hazardous material, leaves/ limbs/branches, engine parts, and batteries.
The city will collect paint cans but the paint must be completely dry. It is also suggested customers bag or box the items they want collected instead of placing everything on the ground.
REMINDER: Brush is not to be taken to the city shed, but left curbside for pickup the first Monday of each month.