Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?


People who want that fresh feeling after wiping their behinds have increasingly been relying on flushable wipes. But sewer managers and homeowners have been crying foul—literally–as more and more pipes get clogged. Are flushable wipes to blame?

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Wet Wipes Clog Sewer Systems
Issue Date: May 11, 2015

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Issue Date: May 25, 2015

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Published: Aug. 27, 2015

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