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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Public Reminder: Do Not Flush Wipes

The County of Maui reminds the public to not flush wipes down their toilet.

Our sewer systems are designed to handle only 3 things:

  • Human waste
  • Toilet paper
  • Used water

We understand that people are cleaning homes, businesses and offices more frequently than normal. With these issues in mind, we want to avoid any unnecessary sewer spills into our streets, communities and environment due to clogged sewer lines and pumps, as has happened across the United States and other countries. 

PLEASE HELP US keep your sewer system up and running.


  • ANY WIPES. PERIOD. (including “flushable” wipes, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, bathroom hygiene wipes, wet wipes, etc.)
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers
  • Cotton balls, swabs
  • Masks
  • Gloves

All of these items should be placed in the trash. They do not degrade in the sewer system. They accumulate, mix with fats, oils and grease and form blockages that result in sewer spills. 

We encourage everyone to protect our wastewater infrastructure, our employees and our environment. Mahalo for your help.


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