Anchorage sewage system clogged from flushable wipes

May 12, 2021

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Officials in Anchorage have reported that the city's sewer system is clogging up because people are flushing wipes and other items — a problem worsened by the pandemic as people continue to spend more time at home.

Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility spokesperson Sandy Baker said up to 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms) of wipes entered the sewer system daily since the coronavirus pandemic started, Alaska's News Source reported  Saturday.

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