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By Andi Bourne

Residents reminded to only flush toilet paper


Pete Boettcher, DEQ employee

A clog removed from a sewage treatment plant in Park City, Mont. While Seeley Lake does not have a sewage treatment facility, homeowners and renters are reminded that flushing anything other that toilet paper into a septic tank can also cause plugs and damage the drain field.

SEELEY LAKE – During this time of toilet paper shortages across the country, local owner of Rockn-B Septics Norman Bernstrauch reminds those on septic systems to put used handi wipes, disinfectant wipes and paper towels in the trash. Flushing them down the toilet can result in clogs in their septic system and, in worse case scenarios, can require homeowners to replace their entire drain field.

Bernstrauch has owned Rockn' B Septic for the past seven years. In his tenure he has had several customers that flushed handi wipes because the product claims they are flushable.

Bernstrauch explai...

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