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Lack of toilet paper causes major damage to the sewage system as people clog pipes with old CLOTHING

Shortage of toilet paper causes major damage to the sewage system as residents flush wet wipes, paper towels and even old CLOTHING

  • Drainage and sewerage are clogged by a shortage of toilet paper
  • Panic purchases from stripped-down supermarkets with essential items, especially toilet paper
  • People use wet wipes, paper towels, and old clothes because of a lack of rollers
  • Plumbers say that only pee, poo and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet
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The shortage of toilet paper has wreaked havoc on the drains as people flush wet wipes, paper towels and old clothes down the toilet.

Panic purchases with coronavirus have removed many essential items from supermarket shelves across the country, most notably toilet paper, which is nowhere to be found.

The shortage has led people to turn to alternatives in the bathroom, clogging pipes and forming fatbergs, causing major headaches for plumbers and utilities.

Due to a shortage of toilet paper, people are using alternatives in the bathroom, clogging drains and drains across the country

Due to a shortage of toilet paper, people are using alternatives in the bathroom, clogging drains and drains across the country

WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT FLUSH THROUGH THE TOILET:

– Wet wipes or baby wipes

– Cotton swabs

– Contraception devices such as condoms

– Diapers

– Feminine hygiene products such as tampons or sanitary towels

– Medication or needles

Source: Unitywater

Rhett Duncan of Queensland, the water and sewage service Unitywater, said a lack of toilet paper is forcing people to take desperate measures.

“We’ve heard people use all kinds of things in this desperate time – old clothes are one of them, newspapers, wet wipes and kitchen towels,” he said. ABC.

Some brands of wet wipes on their packaging say they can be flushed down the toilet, but they’re responsible for much of the clogged drains plumbers across the country see.

Townsville Water Scott Moorhead said the number of wipes blockages is increasing and could become an expensive solution for residents.

“In a normal year, it will cost us $ 2 million, but it has risen rapidly in the past month,” said Moorhead.

Toilet paper is mass-produced in Australia, but panic purchases forced large supermarket chains, including Woolworths, Aldi and Coles, to restrict rolls for customers.

Supermarket rolls are slowly replenishing as panic purchases decline, with Mr. Duncan advising those using alternatives to toilet paper.

“If it’s not toilet paper, it shouldn’t be on the toilet,” he said. “Don’t flush it. Pack it up. Bin it. ‘

Many brands of wipes on their packaging say they can be flushed, but plumbers say if it's not toilet paper, it shouldn't be in the toilet

Many brands of wipes on their packaging say they can be flushed, but plumbers say if it's not toilet paper, it shouldn't be in the toilet

Many brands of wipes on their packaging say they can be flushed, but plumbers say if it’s not toilet paper, it shouldn’t be in the toilet

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