Trash found in wastewater treatment facility in Pinellas County

Jun 4, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Wastewater treatment facility workers are urging citizens to be mindful of where they throw their trash away. 

The Pinellas County Government said facilities, like South Cross in St. Petersburg, treat as much as 33 million gallons of wastewater each day. But, trash like flushable wipes, feminine hygiene products and wrappers can slow down the treatment process. 

Trash that is flushed down a toilet can reduce the facilities' efficiency by clogging filters. 

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