Coldwater, Mich. (26 Oct. 2023) – The City of Coldwater is launching an essential public awareness campaign: "No Wipes in the Pipes." There is a difference between disposable wipes and flushable wipes, and we want to ensure our community understands the importance of proper disposal. Certain items do not break down easily, causing blockages that can take years to disintegrate and damage our sewer systems. The only thing that should be flushed is toilet paper.
We kindly urge residents to refrain from flushing the following items to keep our sewer systems running smoothly:
- Cleaning or baby wipes
- Paper or plastic bags
- Cloth towels or rags
- Hygiene products
- Cigarette butts
- Prescription drugs
- Dental floss
- Paper towels
Disposing of items in a toilet might seem convenient, but it can lead to severe issues within our sewer systems. Proper disposal of these items in the trash, rather than flushing them, will help protect our sewers and lower the risk of blockages.
For more information on this campaign, please contact the Water Resource Recovery Facility at (517) 279-9531.
About the City of Coldwater: The City of Coldwater is a town in southern Michigan. Established in 1861, the City is a thriving community centrally located between Detroit, Toledo, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Kalamazoo. Known for its historic charm and up-and-coming atmosphere, the City annually hosts events such as Strawberry Fest, Apple Fest, Winter Fest, and Hops on Monroe. The City of Coldwater is one of the fastest-growing communities in the State of Michigan.