One Water partnership reminds Southeast Michigan residents to properly use sewer and septic systems.
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, has teamed with the Alliance of Rouge Communities, the Freshwater Forum at the Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Great Lakes Water Authority to provide a One Water message to share with residents. Misuse of wastewater systems associated with COVID-19 has caused issues in Southeast Michigan and across the country.
“Flushable wipes,” household disinfecting wipes, latex gloves, and other products all create blockages in household pipes and municipal sewer systems and should never be flushed down the toilet. Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed.
The One Water partnership offers these reminders to prevent backups and promote stewardship of our water resources systems: