Water Sector News
MARSHFIELD WASTEWATER REMINDS RESIDENTS TO ONLY FLUSH THE “THREE P’S”
Though the toilet paper panic of a few weeks ago seems to have subsided, Marshfield’s Wastewater Treatment Facility has noticed an increase in items coming into the facility that shouldn’t be – including disposable wipes, paper towels, and other non-toilet paper items.
“When people went from using toilet paper to wipes, they probably had never used wipes before,” said Sam Warp, Jr, Wastewater Superintendent. “They had never crossed that bridge before, so maybe didn’t know what shouldn’t be flushed.”
The plant has special step screens that help collect items coming through the system before they can reach the reservoirs and subsequently cause damage to the system. Those screens have been working overtime lately, with items being collected there quickly filling up the dumpsters.