Massive clog of ‘flushable’ wipes removed from SC sewers by divers, officials say

Jun 24, 2019

The snarl of “flushable” wipes that clogged South Carolina sewers was so thick, it took a team of divers three trips to remove it Monday, the Charleston Water System said.

The Lowcountry utility posted some photos on Twitter of what was exhumed from the sewers. The pictures show a gnarled, twisted clump that is overflowing from the bed of a John Deere front loader.

The water system tweeted its divers needed so many trips into the sewer to identify and unclog the obstruction.

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