Be careful what you flush

It hasn’t been an issue here, but with the run on toilet paper, paper towels and hand wipes, it’s worth mentioning:

“Don’t be tempted to flush those wipes, paper towels, or napkins down the commode,” says Billy Ray Allen, Biloxi’s Public Works director. “They’re likely to clog your sewer pipes, creating a yucky — and expensive — mess.”

That’s because the materials in those products can take more time to disintegrate in the sewage system, news outlets report.

While toilet paper breaks apart in water, paper towels and tissues are made to stay put, wastewater experts say.