The Village of La Grange Park is not the only community impacted by these so-called flushable wipes. From private septic systems to major metropolitan areas, flushable products are causing plugged pipes, sewage backups and increasing costs of equipment maintenance. View the impact of flushable baby wipes. Or view New York City’s dilemma with the water sewer system, Should you flush that wipe?
Will it Flush?
The Water Environment Federation put different items to the test and found that even “flushable” wipes don’t break down when flushed. The results of the experiment showed how things like facial tissue, dental floss, Q-tips and feminine hygiene products don’t belong in a toilet. A simple solution is to keep a trash can in your bathroom for item disposal. Items not to flush: