No Wipes in the Pipes
No Wipes in the pipes
The No Wipes in the Pipes campaign was launched to educate Warren County residents on a problem that is resulting in increased expenses for the community. Disposable wipes continue to cause problems within Warren County Water District’s wastewater pumping stations. Flushing wipes can cause toilet overflows, expensive plumbing repairs and damage to septic systems, as well as clogged pumps and sewer systems. Warren Water encourages everyone to be part of the solution and pledge to only toss toilet paper down the toilet.
“Even though a product may indicate that it’s biodegradable or can be flushed, the fabric does not breakdown fast enough,” explained General Manager John Dix. “There are currently no requirements that a product must meet to be labeled flushable and with an increase in product choices/demand the problem continues to increase for utilities across the country.”