Flushable wipes are becoming more and more of a problem throughout the United States. Though these wipes are not as much of an issue here in St. Louis as some parts of the country (not yet, at least), they are still a problem. These and other items create blockages in the public sewer system. When a blockage occurs, the sewage has to go some place. More often than not, the result is sewage going into the environment or a basement backup. No one wants that to happen. Lesson: Other than what a toilet is used for, only toilet paper should go into a toilet - everything else should be disposed of in the trash or via other appropriate means. Following this very simple guideline helps protect the environment, your neighborhood, and possibly your home. Read more @:
- ABC News: "Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed for US Sewer Clogs"
- National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA): Flushable Wipes and Other Non-Dispersible Products