March 2020 News Archive

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City asks residents to help protect the pipes

March 29, 2020 2:21 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Residents are reminded that disposable wipes are not flushable and should be disposed of in Black Carts to avoid costly blockages in the wastewater treatment system.

Products that are labelled as “flushable” do not break down in the wastewater system and can lead to backed-up sewers and flooded basements.

Along with disposable wipes, other products that can cause blockages in the sewer system include:

  • paper towel
  • diapers
  • feminine hygiene products
  • cotton balls
  • bandages
  • food scraps
  • fat, oil and grease

A detailed list of how to dispose of non-flushable products is available in this Protect the Pipes (pdf)  brochure . More information about the wastewater treatment system is available on The City’s website at

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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