Flushable Wipes Create Havoc on Pipes
We’ve all been guilty of flushing those cleverly advertised “flushable wipes” or pre-moistened “personal” wipes down the toilet. What we are failing to realize is that they are creating havoc for our local pump stations in the form of rags. This build-up isn’t pretty.
Aging wastewater treatment plant facilities have struggled for years with the problem of “ragging” with no viable solution for those personal wipes, paper towels and other items not designed for flushing but forcibly advertised as so. Wipes and other products do not disintegrate into the water fast enough to pass without strangling pumps.
We all know what happens when sewer lines are broken and backed up. That brown, foul-smelling water and sludge enters our homes and destroys our floors and belongings. Take the time to throw those wipes in the trash where they can be properly disposed of. JWC Environmental offers a number of flushable wipes and ragging solutions. Make sure to take a look around the site.
In the meantime, make sure to check out some of the related flushable wipes stories below:
Washington Post – “Flushable” Personal Wipes Clogging Sewer Systems
USA Today – Wipes in the Pipes Snarling Sewers