'Flushable' wipes aren't flushable, and they're causing thousands of dollars in damage

Sep 12, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Pinellas County leaders are sounding the alarm over a problem costing all us of hundreds of thousands of dollars — "flushable" wipes.

You may have seen "flushable" wipes in the store next to the toilet paper, but leaders on both sides of Tampa Bay say that despite the labels, the wipes are anything but flushable.

The wipes don't dissolve in water like toilet paper and it's leading to huge problems at our local water treatment plants. Pinellas County leaders shared several pictures showing massive clogs in pipes and pumps from the wipes and other non-flushable items.

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