Letter to the editor: Connie Hayes

Tissue issue

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 7:30pm

Flush it or bag it?

Knowing that there are shortages of toilet paper, some people are getting creative.

Terry Pinto, who is the Head of the Wastewater Department of Rockland, is one of the nicest and smartest people I know and I am guessing some kinds of creativity could give his department problems.

A town in California ran into big problems when some people were using rags from old T-shirts and flushing them.

During this time when many of us want to take good care of our families, neighbors and friends having a functioning sewer system is important.

If you find yourself short on toilet paper please plan to bag and toss what is not toilet paper. Paper towels, tissues, cloth, wipes, and other non-toilet paper items can be bagged instead of flushed.

Two commonly flushed items that give sewer systems a lot of trouble are so-called “flushable” wipes and dental floss. What you flush does not disappear, our wastewater department has to deal with it on their end, please take care of it on your end. (Pun intended).

Connie Hayes lives in Rockland