Is it okay to flush disinfecting wipes?

EPA urges Americans to only flush toilet paper. Disinfecting wipes and other items should be properly disposed of in the trash, not the toilet. These wipes and other items do not break down in sewer or septic systems and can damage your home’s internal plumbing as well as local wastewater collection systems. As a result, flushing these wipes can clog your toilet and/or create sewage backups into your home or your neighborhood. Additionally, these wipes can cause significant damage to pipes, pumps, and other wastewater treatment equipment. Sewer backups can be a threat to public health and present a challenge to our water utilities by diverting resources away from the essential work being done to treat and manage our nation’s wastewater. Disinfecting wipes, baby wipes, and paper towels should NEVER be flushed. 

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1. How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Brevard County and in Cocoa?
2. What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
3. How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
4. What steps can my family take to reduce our risk of getting COVID-19?
5. How can my family and I prepare for COVID-19?
6. How come the City of Cocoa is not on our local news with updates?
7. How can I still participate in the Council Meetings without being able to be there in person?
8. Will there be any considerations for food stamp requirements?
9. Is our water safe to drink?
10. What happens if a Utility Worker at the water plant contracts the virus?
11. Does the City have a contingency fund to help get through this pandemic and continue basic City services?
12. How is Cocoa working with other agencies throughout the County and State to make sure services are maintained and information is communicated?
13. Does the City of Cocoa have it's own Emergency Manager or do you just coordinate with the County?
14. Why haven't you shut down the City?
15. Why is the splash pad at Riverfront Park turned off?
16. What is the City of Cocoa doing to protect it's employees?
17. Have events been cancelled?
18. Should I use soap and water or a hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
19. What cleaning products should I use to protect against COVID-19?
20. Are children more at risk?
21. How should parents talk to children about COVID-19?
22. Do I need to boil my water?
23. Can I get COVID-19 from wastewater or sewage?
24. Do wastewater treatment plants treat COVID-19?
25. Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?
26. Is it okay to flush disinfecting wipes?