Wastewater offices are urging people to throw away wipes after using them, not flush them down the toilet. Flushable wipes might be flushable, but are not biodegradable, and are clogging sewer systems in metro Detroit. Wipes caused problems with pumps in a long-term, temporary sewer bypass that caused a sinkhole resulting in three condemned houses and curbed water usage.
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Don’t forget to WATCH the short video referenced in the article. The fun, two-minute public service announcement by Oakland County officials shows that although the toilet was a great invention, it wasn’t meant to flush everything.