Mayor says Do Not Flush Disposable Wipes August 13, 2016 09:55

This piece by Gail Harding does a good job explaining the impact of wet wipes on cities and towns. The mayor of this Canadian town is actually getting into the fray. He does not want to have to raise taxes to take care of the cost of wet wipe clean up - Read on then get Etiquette's effective Toilet Paper Moistener for a truly flushable wipe for best bathroom hygiene and great skin care.

Disposable wipes are causing problems for Souris's sewage system's costing the town thousands of dollars in repairs.

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The Mayor said residents should be throwing the wipes in the garbage, and not flushing them down the toilet.

The town has sent out a notice to residents saying "Flushing that 'flushable' wipe?? Not so fast."

"Many people, myself included, were of the opinion of that, you know, these things can go down through the sewer system and there's not a problem," said MacDonald.

"Needless to say, I was quite surprised and I'm sure I'm not alone in that, you know I think 99 per cent who do flush these things were not aware that they were causing a problem."

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Danny Grant, the assistant maintenance operator with water and sewar in the town of Souris, said he's fairly confident wipes are causing the town's problem. "Tissue and women's feminine products they don't seem to give us as much of a problem as the wipes," said Grant.

"As a hands on person in the maintenance department taking the pump apart that's certainly what it appears to be ... but I guess if you wanted a definite answer you would have to take it to a lab and analyze it."

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry {INDA} which represents hundreds of companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry said recently only a small percentage of wipes being sold are marketed and meant to be flushed.

INDA says its tests have proven flushable wipes aren't clogging municipal pipes. They point the finger at baby wipes, hard-surface wipes and other non-flushable items.

This problem is going to continue. Wet Wipes are Big Money. It is up to you to make a difference and start using better alternative products. Start using an effective toilet paper moistener for better bathroom hygiene and skin care. We know a company that makes a great one. :-)

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