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Montana DEQ Joins EPA in Encouraging Americans to Only Flush Toilet Paper


Photo by DEQ employee, Pete Boettcher, of a clog removed from a sewage treatment plant in Park City, Mont.

HELENA-As Montanans increase their efforts to disinfect their homes, DEQ understands they will go through a lot of paper towels, disinfectant wipes, rags and other materials. Proper disposal of these items in the trash is important to help protect families and our state infrastructure. DEQ encourages everyone to avoid flushing these products down the toilet or pouring them down the drain. These products are designed to be absorbent for cleaning and they stay intact even when wet. Unfortunately, that means these products don't dissolve like toilet paper when flushed down the toilet. Instead, they can clog house pipes, jam sewers and damage septic systems and sewage treatment plants.


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