Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry told WKVI News that the town council approved the purchase of five baskets totalling $1,700 that will capture large items in the sewer system. The wastewater crews continue to find shirts, sleeves, underwear, and other items not suitable for flushing down the toilet in the sewer pumps. As a result, the pumps are damaged and it’s quite an expense to replace those pumps.
It also creates a hindrance on the daily duties of the wastewater department to empty those baskets a few times weekly.
Henry urges residents to only flush toilet paper into the sanitary system.