Public Service Announcement
Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District needs your cooperation to protect the wastewater system particularly now due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. People are cleaning and disinfecting more frequently with bleach wipes and potentially substituting other items for toilet paper, such as baby wipes and paper towels.
KLWTD is asking customers to throw these items in the trash, not flush them down the toilet. These items do not break down in the sewer system and can cause significant clogs that could lead to equipment failures and treatment plant issues.
It is important to only dispose of toilet paper and human waste in the toilet. Otherwise, it can cause costly clogs or back-ups in your sewer system.
Here is a list of items that should never be flushed down the toilet:
Disposable wipes (even if marked “flushable”)
Grease / Oils
Feminine hygiene products
Cotton Swabs / Cotton Balls
Medicines / Vitamins
Cigarettes / Cigar butts
For more information on this topic please check out this article from the Environment, Health, and Safety website. Enviro Managers and Water Departments Urge Public not to Flush Wipes
Safety Training Incentive Program
Chris Kittelson, of Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust presented the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District with a $5,000 check on Friday, October 19th, as part of an annual Matching Incentive Training Program. The District was reimbursed for specialized training courses that employees attend monthly, and other safety related expenses.