Disposable wipes wash ashore Macomb County drain and trees

Mar 11, 2020

MACOMB CO. Mich. - Along the Red Run Drain in Warren is a disgusting overflow of flushable wipes that Macomb County says it's not responsible for and is asking Oakland County to stop.

Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller says the wipes have washed up from the drain for decades and is tired of the problem, which she says is coming from Oakland County's sewer overflow.

"It's sickening. Really, there's no other way to sugar coat it. You walk down and see all these trees full of sewer wipes," Miller said. "I love Oakland County and people of Oakland County, I don't think they realize what they're doing to Macomb and to their own drinking water supply, which all goes to lake Saint Clair."

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