Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s (ECUA), Flushable Wipes Program is a commitment to protect the environment from Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) through community awareness.
Bathroom wipes marketed as "flushable" are costing cities across the country hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the problem is growing locally. ECUA reports the wipes are clogging up the sewer system at an unprecedented rate and is a leading contributor to sewer repairs.
ECUA is alerting the public on the danger of flushing personal wipes, which can potentially create a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO), a condition whereby untreated sewage is discharged into the environment prior to reaching wastewater treatment facilities. ECUA has devoted hundreds of man-hours to dispatch crews to unclog pipes, repair broken sewer lines, and to replace and upgrade machinery.
Click the button below for a list of items that shouldn't be flushed.