Think before you Flush

The City of Hemet Water Department would like to remind our customers that flushing wipes, paper towels, and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment throughout the state. Please, Think Before You Flush!

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The City of Hemet owns and operates a wastewater collection system.  However, the City does not own or operate wastewater treatment facilities.  The City has an agreement with Eastern Municipal Water District for treatment of all wastewater generated within the City of Hemet.  The wastewater from the City system flows directly into the EMWD system through a series of inter-connections between the two systems.  The City’s wastewater is treated at the EMWD San Jacinto Regional Water Reclamation Facility.