On Thursday April 23, 2015, the City of Wyoming, MN, filed a lawsuit against 6 wipe manufactures pointing to constant clogs in their sewage systems caused by these wipes. The blockages are costing the city more time and money to clean and remove, so the city is asking for compensation. Wyoming will be the first city to take legal action against the manufacturers.
“These flushable wipes do not degrade after flushing,” the city says. “Rather, the flushable wipes remain intact long enough to pass through private wastewater drain pipes into the municipal sewer line, causing clogs and other issues for municipal and county sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants, resulting in thousands, if not millions, of dollars of damages.”