You already know how to defend your drains and cease the grease, but do know not to throw wipes down your pipes?
New York City has spent millions cleaning clogs. A suburb of London’s system was shut down and streets dug up for six months to clear a 15 ton blockage in their pipes. Wyoming, Minnesota, is suing six manufacturers of supposedly flushable wipes. Beloit, Wisconsin, in an effort to get the message across, has adopted the slogan “No Wipes Down The Pipes.”
Wastewater treatment facilities across the country and world are trying to get this message out: Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed.
Anything else is going to clump, clog, bind up and cause huge problems and possible equipment failures.
The list of “anything else” includes baby wipes, cosmetic wipes, cotton pads and balls, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, facial tissue, and, well, anything else that isn’t human waste or toilet paper.
Whatever you put down the drain has to be removed at the end of the line. It’s even worse when those items bind and clog the machinery.
Please be considerate when disposing of your personal products. Read the full article for more information here.