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Camp Dearborn visitors and campers are reminded that ‘flushable’ wipes, facial tissue and paper towel should not be flushed

Campers and visitors to Camp Dearborn, 1700 General Motors Rd in Milford, should take extra measures to prevent the blockage of campground plumbing and the camp’s sanitary infrastructure and sewer system, which dates back to the 1950s.

Guidance from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) reminds campers (and residents) that paper towels, tissue paper, and wipes—even those named “flushable”—should not be flushed down the toilet. These items may block the facilities' pipes and sewer systems, potentially causing costly repairs. Many of these pipes are cast iron or concrete, resulting in items being easily caught, creating significant blockages and costly repairs.

Residents are encouraged to avoid flushing anything that could cause a backup in the sewer system.

In addition, waste management efforts include camp staff picking up all loose clothing found in parking lots or on campsites. These items should be disposed of in the designated trash containers, not in the toilets or other inappropriate places.

Camp Manager Jamie Timiney stated, “We deeply value the Camp Dearborn community’s role in assisting with proper waste management and their cooperation in this matter. Proper sanitary actions can significantly contribute to the prevention of blockages and the maintenance of the camp's infrastructure.”