Protect Your Pipes
The Golden Rain Foundation is calling upon every member to help keep the sewer lines in Leisure World clear of non-flushable or grindable items (garbage disposal) to ensure a stoppage-free sewer system.
There has been an uptick in reports of stopped-up pipes due to people disposing of non-flushable items down the toilet, according to Service Maintenance. Materials that do not disintegrate in water will clog sewer lines.
Do not flush (even when marked flushable) cleaning or baby wipes, paper towels, cloth towels, any type of rags, feminine hygiene products, facial tissues, diapers and many other items.
Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. Anything besides toilet paper should be disposed of in the trash. Putting these items down toilets will plug sewers and cause raw sewage to back into your home.
Do not grind any of the following items as they also create sewer stoppages: Bones, carrot and potato peelings, celery and rhubarb stalks, coffee grounds, eggshells, corn cob husks, onion skins, pea pods, grease, pills, rice or any other fibrous materials.
For more information, contact Eloy Gomez, GRF safety and emergency coordinator, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.