Vermilion's mayor is warning residents not to flush any paper or sanitary product other than toilet paper.
“Vermilion's wastewater plant has a skeleton crew due to COVID19,” stated Mayor Forthofer. “Clogged pipes from wads of ‘flushable wipes’, sanitary wipes, paper towels, diapers, feminine products, tissues or pictures of your ex will cause a sewer back up. Possibly into your house.”
The mayor is warning residents that the city is not staffed to respond.
“The only thing you should flush, besides the obvious, is TOILET PAPER,” said Mayor Forthofer.