City of Belleville

Flushable Wipes Are Not Flushable!

Bi-monthly utility billing cycle begins April 1st.

March 19, 2020

Flushable Wipes Are Not Flushable!

With schools shut down and businesses closed or offering limited services to prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is more important than ever that residents of Southeast Michigan take simple steps to help maintain functionality of private and public plumbing systems. “Flushable wipes” create blockages in household pipes and municipal sewer systems and should never be flushed down the toilet, nor should facial tissue or paper towel. To ensure that each household has enough toilet paper and stores are able to maintain a steady supply, everyone is encouraged to buy only what they need. 

This message is provided by the One Water partnership for Southeast Michigan, comprised of SEMCOG, the Freshwater Forum at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, the Great Lakes Water Authority, local governments, and water service providers, and stakeholders throughout Southeast Michigan