Vale officials plead: Watch what you flush

The city's wastewater system often falls prey to stoppages because residents flush the wrong items. City manager Todd Fuller wants to remind residents to be careful about what they flush. (The Enterprise/FILE).

VALE – Todd Fuller became the Vale city manager almost a year ago and while there have been many changes and unique challenges, one has remained a constant.

People keep flushing the wrong items down the toilet.

Like diapers. Bras. Socks. Top Ramen wrappers. Cleaning wipes. Tampons.

Fuller wants to remind city residents the city sewer system isn’t a landfill.

The issue has evolved into a real problem because when the wrong item is flushed it can clog up the city’s aging wastewater system.

Last week, said Fuller, city public works crews were in an alley . . .