The City of Medicine Hat is hoping all residents will stop flushing disinfecting wipes.

The environmental utilities department says those wipes can cause big problems if they are put down the toilet.

Brian Graham says the only things that should go down a toilet are toilet paper and human waste.

Graham says, “We have on the City of Medicine Hat Website, under sewer, the complete list of items that should not be flushed, and what should be flushed down the toilet.”

Graham says those wipes should be put into a trash can and disposed of with your regular garbage.

That page of the City of Medicine Hat website can be found here.