MARSHALL (KMHL) – With a shortage of toilet paper all over the country – the city of Marshall is warning residents not to flush anything other than toilet paper.

City officials, on Facebook Monday, said flushing anything other than toilet paper can create expensive problems for homeowners and the city’s wastewater facilities.

According to the city, flushing wipes – even those labeled “flushable”- and other non-toilet paper materials causes clogs, backups, equipment and pipe breakages. In bad cases city officials say that can even force raw sewage back into homes.

City officials add, for municipal facilities – the cost to repair damage to public infrastructure is borne by taxpayers.

The city reminds that napkins, paper towels, Kleenex, other tissues, wet wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and gauze and Band-Aids are all not flushable.