Thomas Township

Excerpts from the Detroit Free Press

DON’T FLUSH WIPES DOWN THE TOILET, Officials Warn

While it makes sense to buy disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic, toilet paper has been flying off the shelves too, leaving many confused and toilet-paper less.

People have already started using common alternatives like wet wipes and cutting paper tower rolls into pieces.  While the substitutes are creative, it’s important to remember that these innocent alternatives will cause serious consequences because only toilet paper should be flushed down your toilet. 

Personal wipes are especially misleading because they are often labeled “flushable” but they can clog sewer pipes and create “fatbergs”- enormous piles of goop, grease and garbage in the sewers.  In 2018, a 100-foot long, 11-foot-wide, 6-foot-thick fatberg weighing 19 tons was found in southeast Michigan’s Macomb County.  This fatberg restricted flows and damaged sewer lines.  It cost the County about $100,000 to remove.

Please don’t flush baby wipes, cleaning wipes, tissues, paper towels, dental floss, cotton balls or swabs, cat litter, grease, prescription drugs or cigarette butts.  All of these have a tendency to collect in your sewers and will clog it.  Remember, just because it says it’s “flushable” doesn’t mean it is.  My two-year old’s stuffed Tiger was flushed down the toilet along with a few plastic army men.  Guess what?

To view the 2020 Saginaw Region Water Quality Report, click here.

 

Brush Drop Off Dates for 2021 are as follows:

April 2021 – 3, 10, 17, 24
May 2021 – 1, 8, 22
June 2021 – 5, 19
July 2021 – 10, 24
August 2021 – 7, 21
September 2021 – 11, 25
October 2021 – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Brush may be taken by the homeowner to the Township brush drop off site located at the northwest corner of Gleaner and Frost Roads.  No stumps, leaves, grass or commercial brush will be accepted.  The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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May 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
April 25, 2021 April 26, 2021

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

April 27, 2021 April 28, 2021 April 29, 2021 April 30, 2021 May 1, 2021

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

May 2, 2021 May 3, 2021

Category: Community EventsThomas Township Board Meeting

May 4, 2021 May 5, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8, 2021

Category: Board of AppealsBrush Site Open

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

May 9, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 11, 2021

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

May 12, 2021 May 13, 2021 May 14, 2021 May 15, 2021
May 16, 2021 May 17, 2021 May 18, 2021 May 19, 2021

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

May 20, 2021 May 21, 2021 May 22, 2021

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

May 23, 2021 May 24, 2021

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

May 25, 2021 May 26, 2021 May 27, 2021 May 28, 2021 May 29, 2021
May 30, 2021 May 31, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 2, 2021 June 3, 2021 June 4, 2021

Category: Community EventsTrash Pick Up Delayed Until Saturday

June 5, 2021

Category: Community EventsTrash Pick Up Today

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

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