Wipes Clog Pipes
Single-use wet wipes have gained popularity in recent years. Many of these products are marketed as flushable, but often times are not compatible with sewer systems and infrastructure. Other products are not intended to be flushed but end up being improperly disposed of in the toilet. Flushing these products presents an increasing problem for property owners, sewer systems, and ratepayers, since wipes often do not break down after being flushed. Wipes can catch on tree roots and accumulate with fats, oils and grease and become large obstructions in the pipes. Further down the line, they weave together and create giant rags which get stuck in pumps, collection systems, and motors, causing backups and equipment failures. This problem is experienced across the state, country, and worldwide as disposable wet wipe products become more widely available.
View the Consumer Reports video report: Are Flushable Wipes Flushable?
Underground Service Alert
Call 811 before you dig!
USA North (Underground Service Alert) is a free notification service for homeowners and contractors who are going to perform any kind of excavation. By calling USA North you can find out if there are underground utilities at your site before you dig. Legislation in California makes it mandatory to call at least two days before digging.
Republic Services, the solid waste hauler for Rodeo Sanitary District, wants to remind you that you may schedule two free cleanups per year at any time. You can discard up to two cubic yards of extra trash (either bagged or bundled). For more information or to schedule a cleanup, call 510-262-7100.