Don’t flush the flushable wipes, township warns

Jul 11, 2019


DOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – Dover Township officials say a piece of equipment at the wastewater treatment plant recently broke because of so-called flushable wipes that really don’t belong in the toilet.

Flushing the wipes has caused over $100,000 in damage to the plant so far.

The problem is the wipes don’t break down that way toilet paper does.

“What happens is they weave themselves together in the treatment plant as they are stirred up and form strands,” plant superintendent Anthony Biese said. “We have seven-foot-long strands of these items that wrap around equipment.”

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