Last week, scum from cooking grease and an abundance of wipes, paper towels and rags clogged up Lynn's wastewater plant screening system. (Courtesy photo)
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Lynn and Swampscott sewer officials: Do not flush sanitary wipes

The Lynn Water & Sewer Commission and Swampscott Public Works Department have seen an increase in sewer backups from residents improperly disposing of sanitary wipes and non-flushable products. 

The problem appears to be two-pronged. 

As more people are staying home amid statewide coronavirus restrictions, their use of disinfecting wipes, paper towels and cooking grease has increased, officials from both Lynn and Swampscott say.

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