Do not flush those wipes and paper towels down the toilet!
The Town of Winterville needs your help! This week a number of our critical pump stations have clogged due to sanitizing wipes and paper towels. These items are not designed to breakup when wet. Town Officials said these items should be thrown out in the trash. Clogs at the pump stations can lead to backups into homes. According to Consumer Reports, even wipes deemed "flushable" do not really break down easily in water and can clog pipes.
These pictures were taken from the Church Street Pump Station showing a large clog from the pump. Please help spread the word.