Please remember to not flush anything other than the 3 P’s (pee, poo and toilet paper). Single-use wet wipes have gained popularity in recent years. Many of these products are marketed as flushable, but often times are not compatible with sewer systems and infrastructure. Other products are not intended to be flushed but end up being improperly disposed of in the toilet. Flushing these products presents an increasing problem for property owners, sewer systems, and ratepayers, since wipes often do not break down after being flushed. Wipes can catch on tree roots and accumulate with fats, oils and grease and become large obstructions in the pipes. Further down the line, they weave together and create giant rags which get stuck in pumps, collection systems, and motors, causing backups and equipment failures. This problem is experienced across the state, country, and worldwide as disposable wet wipe products become more widely available (CA Association for Sanitation Agencies).
This period of uncertainty is very stressful for all of us, and perhaps more so for our seniors. The Office on Aging has behavioral health specialists available for telephonic counseling to seniors that are becoming depressed by the stress and isolation at this time. Set up your appointment by calling the Helplink at 800-510-2020.