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DPW Sewer Notice


We have been experiencing problems in the Town sewer system. Please help us by not flushing the following items down the toilet.
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Cooking oils and grease
  • Sanitary napkins, tampons and applicators
  • Condoms
  • Cleaning wipes, (i.e., Swiffer® wipes or equivalent), shop rags, etc.
  • Volatile substances (i.e., gasoline, chemicals, paint, etc.)
  • Syringes
  • Small toys
  • Plastic bags
  • Caps from any containers (shampoo, soda, etc.)
Flushing of these items into the municipal wastewater collection system may cause major blockages in sewer lines (triggering back-ups in the system which may lead to damage in or on your property). These items also cause severe damage to expensive sewer equipment (i.e., grinder pumps) in the wastewater collection system or inside the wastewater treatment facility.

Thank You
Ayer DPW- Wastewater Division

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