Sewer Tips and Reminders

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August 12, 2021

In the past several years the Village of Depew Sewer Department has been having issues with sewers becoming clogged with wipes, grease, rags, sanitary products, etc. 

These are not normal items that can be dissolved or degraded into the sewer system.  The wipes bind with grease or other substances and clog the pipes and pumps.  When this happens, it creates a sewer back up into residential homes and businesses.

In an effort to avoid this, ONLY human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. 


Things that should not go into the toilet, sink or sewer system include:

  • Wipes of any kind, including:
    • Baby wipes
    • Wipes labeled as flushable or not
    • Cleaning wipes
  • Rags of any kind
  • Sanitary (including feminine) products
  • Cooking grease
  • Dog or cat waste or cat litter


Please help us, and your home, avoid sewage backups!