SUEZ Water: Don’t flush cleaning wipes down the toilet

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With cleaning wipes flying off store shelves, SUEZ Water has a warning on how you should dispose of them.

People are now flushing wipes and other products down the toilet and are creating major clogging issues.

Flushing the wrong things down the toilet wreaks havoc on the sewer systems and creates a major problem for homeowners. 

SUEZ says there was a big increase in calls this past weekend from people saying they're having plumbing problems.

"Because everyone is disinfecting so much due to coronavirus, they're also using Clorox and Lysol-type disinfecting wipes and flushing those down the toilet as well," says Lauren Sternberg, of SUEZ Water.

Officials are urging people - even amid a pandemic - please don't use your toilet bowl as a garbage can.

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