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WIPEOUT: Flushable wipes clog Charlotte County drains

Aug 22, 2023

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (SNN TV) - Flushable wipes may say "flushable," but they can cause major plumbing issues.


That's the message from Charlotte County Utilities, which posted these pictures on social media of rags that accumulated at its East Port Water Reclamation Facility.


The county suggests throwing wipes in the trash after being used. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends only flushing toilet paper. Of course, you can always invest in a bidet.

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