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Posted on: August 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Wipes are bad for pipes

Disposable wipes are a common part of the routine in many American homes. Used for everything from counter tops to windows to baby bottoms, most disposable wipes are designed to be discarded in the trash. But many wind up in the toilet and that is causing some serious problems:
Overwhelmed municipal sewer systems.
Septic system troubles.
Backups in private plumbing.
Damage to wastewater treating systems.
Increases in wastewater treatment cost.
Threats to public health, water quality and the environment.

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