City reminds residents: ‘Flushable’ wipes are anything but

GREENFIELD — The city of Greenfield is asking residents to stop flushing wipes down their toilets — even those that are marketed as flushable.

The wipes don’t break down and clog the city’s sewage system, according to Greenfield’s wastewater department.

When flushed down the toilet, the wipes, debris and grease combine and form large clogs in pipes and pumps that have to be removed by the city’s sewer crews.

Just last month, the Pott’s Ditch pump station in Greenfield became clogged with wipes and had to have an emergency repair on a Saturday.

The city recommends residents throw wipes away instead of flushing them.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or