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Flushed Wipes And Gloves Clog Long Island Sewers

Office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
Nassau County sewers are getting clogged much more frequently from people flushing down wet wipes, paper towels, napkins and gloves.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran wants residents to be more careful about what they flush down the toilet. 

Curran says rubber gloves that people wear to protect against the coronavirus have clogged sewer pipes throughout the county. 

There’s been a 35% increase in reports of clogged sewers – sometimes backing up into people’s homes. 

Curran says gloves and disinfectant wipes should be thrown in the trash can after use. 

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Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.
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