"You can't fix stupid," goes the old saying. Perhaps that's true.
But the Village of Dorchester is at least trying to fix some very stupid activities taking place in Dorchester bathrooms.
Village Hall has posted on its website a reminder that if you plug a village sewer line due to flushing items or material that weren't meant to be flushed, it could cost you a lot of money -- hundreds or thousands of dollars. You will be held financially accountable, even if your children did it. Even if your dog did it. Even if you thought the item was flushable.
The village office has posted a warning to not flush the following down your toilet:
- Baby wipes and/or diapers;
- Cotton swabs;
- Candy wrappers or other type of wrappers or packaging;
- Cleaning sponges;
- Clothing labels;
- Hair (yes, ladies -- this means you);
- Cigarette butts;
- Rubber items;
- Aquarium gravel;
- Disposable toilet cleaners;
- Sanitary napkins;
It's hard to believe that such a list needs to be published.
But maybe the threat of a massive, four-figure bill coming to your mailbox -- if your sewer lines get clogged -- is a good reminder for all of us to be a bit wiser before we consider flushing something other than what toilets were made for.
Remember, you plug it, you pay for it.