Toilet paper is scarce but SLO Co. utility managers warn against using alternatives

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Coronavirus restrictions issued around the globe have prompted toilet paper pandemonium in San Luis Obispo County and across the country, which is causing people to use alternatives that could damage the sewer system.

The inability for many people to find toilet paper has led some to flush alternatives like napkins, wipes, and paper towels down the drain.

“These alternatives to toilet paper are not biodegradable, they do not break down easily and readily in the sewer system,” SLO Co. Public Works Division Manager Mark Chiramonte said. “So this can lead to clogs in our sewer systems and laterals, clog up pumps…Read More

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