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No Wipes In the Pipes

Educating the community on a problem that is causing increased expenses and resources for the community is key. Disposable wipes are causing increased 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 clog pumps and sewer systems. Warren Water District encourages everyone to be part of the solution and pledge to only tossing toilet paper down the toilet.

“Even though a product may indicate they are 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 flush-able and with an increase in product choices/demand the problem increases for utilities across the country.”

Warren Water has endured extreme expenses related to clogged wastewater pump stations & pump damage. Clogs cause systems to operate inefficiently and waste electricity. General Manager John Dix added, “Community education will be key to the solution. With involvement within the community Warren Water will be able to sustain efficiency and minimize spending related to wipes.”

Water Professionals Collect for “Feed The Need”

Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District and Butler Water System, Inc. collected for United Way’s “Feed The Need” Food Drive donating more than 23,000 items from an employee base of approximately 60. The items collected were distributed between the three counties on March 17.

“Feed the Need is United Way of Southern Kentucky’s most significant event for providing Safety Net services in our community. Many people in our region continue to struggle with even the most basic needs like food. The support of our community partners like Warren, Simpson and Butler Water is essential to impact those needs. We appreciate the support of every employee at Warren, Simpson and Butler Water for their tremendous efforts in all facets of support for United Way. The employees have already made a generous commitment of nearly $22,000 in 2017 for United Way of Southern Kentucky during their employee campaign” added Debbie Hills, President & CEO.

“Warren, Simpson and Butler Water LIVE UNITED daily, stated General Manager John Dix. “Our team continues to raise the bar each year in an effort to fill even more shelves at local food banks. I am honored to be a part of such a compassionate group of professionals.”

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