Ridgefield Water Pollution Control Authority officials are asking residents to stop flushing anything other than toilet paper. While this is true at all times, it is especially important now as many are wiping down surfaces with disinfectant. Sanitizing wipes, paper towels, and baby wipes should never be flushed down the toilet as they do not dissolve the way toilet paper does and instead cause blockages and backups in home and town sewer systems. Even wipes that are labeled and sold as “flushable” are not, and should be thrown away in a trash bag. These items get snagged in the pipes, cause a blockage, and then potentially an overflow. This will create an additional public health risk in the midst of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.