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Medical Lake asks residents: Don't flush rags and wipes down the toilet


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 10:59am

MEDICAL LAKE — Global pandemics tend to cause problems and annoyances, some of which are unexpected. In Medical Lake, one COVID-19-related issue is the flushing of non-disposable rags and wipes.

City Administrator Doug Ross brought the issue to City Council’s attention at its June 16 meeting. Some Medical Lake residents have been flushing these non-disposable rags and wipes down the toilet, causing potential wear and tear on pumps in the city’s sewer system.

Ross said that this wasn’t an issue before the pandemic. However, the usage of cleaning supplies has vastly increased as resid...

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