MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is calling for a “do not flush” warning on so-called “flushable” sanitary wipes.

This comes after years of complaints that the wipes are clogging local sewer systems.

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The town of Avon sent out a flyer to residents in 2013 which urged them not to flush any wipes.

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Officials say the disposable wipes are about 45-percent plastic and do not break down the same way as toilet paper in the wastewater system.

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City officials are asking lawmakers to take action on the proposal during the upcoming legislative session.