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KC Water is reminding you not to flush disposable wipes

Mar 16, 2020
https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/kc-water-is-reminding-you-not-to-flush-disposable-wipes/article_1d6a4648-6584-11ea-8edb-4b6ebaeadf1b.html

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Although there are many fish to fry and the threat of COVID-19 looms over us all, there is still something KC Water wants to bring to your attention.

You may have seen all the ads on TV lately for “flushable” wipes. Well, it turns out that isn’t exactly the right word to use. That’s because, like a lot of other items would, they’ll flush but they don’t ever dissolve.

KC Water says these wipes don't break down in water, so their treatment plants have to use equipment to pull plastics, wipes, and those other items out of the wastewater before they can treat it.

 

The problem with this is that sometimes their equipment gets clogged or broken by all the wipes and other trash.

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