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News Release: March 17, 2020

Region of Peel reminding residents not to flush wipes or paper towels

Brampton, ON. (Mar. 17, 2020) – The Region of Peel reminds residents that wipes and paper towels don't belong in the toilet. Put used wipes in the garbage and paper towels in the compost. Products like wipes and paper towel can clog your pipes.

"We understand that in response to the novel coronavirus residents are using disinfectant wipes to help protect themselves and their families. However, flushing certain items, like wipes, down your toilet can cause clogged pipes. It can also result in costly sewer maintenance," says Anthony Parente, General Manager of Water and Wastewater services at Peel Region. "We are asking for your help to ensure we maintain the integrity of our wastewater system."

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Media Contacts

Maria Andersen
Communications Specialist, Public Works
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-965-6525

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram