Shop towels clogging drains

MELVINDALE — The city has been having to clean out sewers which have been clogged by disposable shop towels, Department of Public Works Director Larrie Ordus said.

Heavy duty paper towels, such as Scott Multi-Purpose Shop Towels or Scott Rags in a Box All Purpose Towels, are the culprit, Ordus said.

He said residents should not to flush these, or any other type of paper towels, down a toilet. It creates unnecessary problems and expense for the city and residents.