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Town of Whitman
Department of Public Works
100 Essex St.
Whitman MA 02382
URGENT NOTICE TO TOWN OF WHITMAN RESIDENTS:
1.) Recently we have been experiencing a substantial increase in blockages of sewer
lines and Sewer Station Pumps. This is due to the flushing of grease and other
items down drains and toilets that do not readily break down and do not dissolve in
the Sewer Collection System.
PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING OTHER THAN TOILET TISSUE AND BODY WASTE IN YOUR TOILET.
PLEASE DO NOT POUR GREASE INTO DRAINS OR TOILETS
2.) If you have a basement or lower level in your home with any type of plumbing
fixtures including, but not limited to, a washing machine, sink, toilet, tub, shower,
laundry tubs, slop sink or any other fixture waste water can drain from, the Town of
Whitman Sewer Department strongly recommends that you have a check valve installed.
This will help prevent sewerage from backing up into your home should the sewer main in the street
become blocked from grease or other illegally flushed items.
The installation of a check valve is a VERY IMPORTANT preventive measure!
3.) The Town of Whitman Sewer Department will accept no liability for damages as a result of the occurrences described herein.
4.) You should also be aware that the storm drains and sanitary sewer mains are
PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO CONNECT THE DISCHARGE OF BASEMENT SUMP PUMPS OR SWIMMING POOL BACKWASH TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM.