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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:30 AM

dont flush improvised toilet tissue says wastewater management officials. put in trash

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Because-of-TP-shortage-people-are-using-wipes-15154769.php

Thanks to people hoarding toilet paper during the coronavirus pandemic, some Californians have completely run out of bathroom tissue.

So what do they do when nature calls? They improvise.

And that, communities are discovering, can cause problems. Big, stinky, overflowing problems.

In Redding, Calif., wastewater management officials said someone apparently used shredded T-shirts as a toilet paper substitute, according to the Redding Searchlight.

While the soiled rags evidently passed through the sewer line of the personís residence, they snagged on pumps at a lift station on one of cityís sewer lines. If workers hadnít taken quick action to clear the clog, a dangerous brown spill might have occurred.

Meanwhile, Napa Sanitation District officials posted a picture Monday on Facebook of hundreds of flushed wet wipes captured by a single screen at the districtís pump station in Napa. The district reminded people to flush only toilet paper and human waste down the toilet.

ďRemember to never flush wipes, paper towels, or tissues because they clog the pipes! Throw all wipes and other materials in the trash can!Ē the post read.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Because-of-TP-shortage-people-are-using-wipes-15154769.php

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:19 AM

1. And seal your trash

That's what the instruction is where I live, but I've always made sure my trash was sealed anyway. Plus, I do have tp, purchased way before the great tp panic buying started.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:20 AM

2. people looking for recyclables break open the bags

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