With the supply of toilet paper being unpredictable at local stores, the City of Winnemucca would like to remind it’s residents to “Watch what you flush”.  The City’s wastewater system is designed for human waste and toilet paper only.  Items such as; paper towels, tissues, rags and wet wipes/baby wipes, even if they say “flushable” can cause issues in the wastewater system as well as the homeowner’s portion of the system.  These items do not break down like toilet paper and can cause slower flows and back ups of the system.

Below is a list of items that belong in the trash, not the sewers:

  • Wrappers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Condoms
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes
  • Facial Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Shop Towels
  • Rags

Thank you,

City of Winnemucca Public Works