No Wipes in the Pipes

Fairfax County has asked all media sources to help them with a serious problem by getting this word out.

The current Covid-19 situation has caused a surge in purchase and use of anti-germ wipes.  Many people have been flushing them down the toilet.

Please be advised that wipes (even those brands that claim “Flushable”) are NOT flushable.  Only toilet paper is engineered to disintegrate in water.

Avoid a disgusting and expensive sewer backup into your home.  Even if the wipe gets beyond your property, its ride to the sewage processing plant has just begun.  The blockages are serious, since they don’t fix themselves.  It involves digging up streets, and lots of man hours.  Water/Sewer rates may have to be adjusted.  Please help.  You are the only one who can.




Wipes of any kind

Feminine hygiene products

Paper towels

Dental floss

Cotton swabs


Nothing except human waste and TP