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Wipes: Bad for sewers, Bad for the environment

March 2, 2017 ·

Being in the plumbing industry, over the last few years we've noticed an increase in more and more clogged sewers caused by "flushable" wipes. Aside from causing sewer problems for homeowners, I was also aware that increased use of this product is wreaking havoc on municipal sewer systems around the country. What I didn't realize until I read this article is that they are having similar sewer issues in other parts of the world as well, due to wipes. One of the most interesting aspects I found was the growing environmental concerns "flushable wipes" are causing. Just wanted to share what I found to be a very interesting article.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/are-wet-wipes-wrecking-the-worlds-sewers/504098/

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