To save water quality, think before you flush

An article in the Star Tribune gives us tips on easy & inexpensive ways to stop the discharge of these wipes into our sewer systems & environment.

You flush, and it goes away. Or does it?

There’s more going down the sewer pipes than you might imagine, and some of it is damaging stuff.

Newspaper headlines report the presence of drugs in our drinking water, male fish producing eggs, and the alarming fact that tiny plastic beads may be killing our lakes. It’s easy to ignore our role in all of this. We just assume that someone, somewhere, is dealing with our waste — if we think about it at all.
But we have to remember that there is no “flush, and away.” The choices we make every day are critical to solving these problems.