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Please Do Not Flush Cleaning Wipes

Section 1

July 22, 2020

To the campus community:

We have been experiencing an increasing number of plumbing blockages in campus restroom facilities due to wipes being flushed down the toilets. Our systems are not designed to handle this kind of material, and cleaning wipes do not break down or dissolve. This has led to significant building floods and could ultimately require closure of buildings and interruption of operations. Please inform all personnel that this type of material should be discarded in the trash only. 

Sincerely,

Rick Coulon
Associate Vice Chancellor
Division of Finance and Administration