How Throwing Out Wet Wipes Can Help Baltimore Schools
City leaders believe they have come up with a way to kill two birds with one stone.
The Public Works Department is working with four schools on its Clean Drain Campaign.
Officials say the program works to keep wet wipes, even the ones that are marked flushable, out of toilets. Also, it hopes to keep fat, oils and grease out of drains.
Those items can cause all sorts of problems and clog up sewer lines.
City residents have until May 24th to support four local schools by going online and pledging to get rid of wet wipes and grease properly in the trash. Then they can assign their pledge to one of the four schools taking part.
Five thousand dollars is up for grabs for the schools with the most pledges.