Save the Pipes - Don't Flush Wipes!

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March 23, 2020

Save the Pipes - Don't Flush Wipes!

With many stores selling out of toilet paper quickly, and residents turning to alternatives like wipes and paper towels, the Lake County Public Works Department is asking customers to please refrain from disposing of certain products down your toilet.

When flushed, products like disinfecting wipes, 'flushable' wipes and paper towels cause clogs which can cause damage to the sewer pipes in your home and yard, the sewer system in your neighborhood, Lake County’s pumps and treatment facilities, and the environment. 

Even if a product is marked 'flushable', it does not mean it is. These products do not degrade like toilet paper and will end up clogging pipes. Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed - all other products should be disposed of. 

Thank you for helping protect our water and sewer system!

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Service Update

The Lake County Public Works Building, located at 650 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, remains closed to the public in response to COVID-19. The Public Works Department is maintaining the full range of customer services provided to the public. This includes providing water and sewer services, performing inspections, and regulating permits that pertain to water and sanitary sewer issues. 

Public Works customers are encouraged to pay their bill online, or via phone at 847-377-7500. Payments by check or money order will still be accepted via the drop box located near the main entrance of the Public Works building in Libertyville.

If you have any questions, contact Lake County Public Works at 847-377-7500 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email