citylogoThe City of Lufkin would like to take a moment to remind everyone not to flush baby/cleaning wipes – especially the large, industrial type used by nursing facilities and even some schools since COVID began.

This type of material has been causing an issue in the Brookhollow subdivision – specifically around Sunflower Street at the intersection of Gobblers Knob Road.

On April 14, Water Department employees responded to the area for the second time in two weeks to clean out a clogged sewer line.

They initially believed the debris was some type of shop towel, but it was difficult to tell due to the amount of sewage the rags had absorbed.

By checking farther up the line, they found some that were not as dirty. They were white and had the appearance of a large baby or cleaning wipe.

We do not believe this is connected to residential use based on the volume. On both occasions, workers filled several 30-gallon trash bags with the material.

We’re not asking anyone to step forward and confess, but if you are the entity responsible – .

Even the small baby or cleaning wipes can cause issues in our system, so please don’t flush those either.

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The City of Lufkin, Texas will be administering an entrance examination for Civil Service Police Officer at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 The location of this examination will be at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. Second St., Lufkin, Texas, 75901.