Stop Flushing Baby Wipes Down The Toilet: Officials Sound A Warning After Huge Clog In A Sewer Was Caused By "Flushable" Wipes

LifeStyle & Health

October 23, 2018 18:13 By Mambee

What do you do after using baby wipes? Most likely, you throw them in the toilet, press on the button and see it flushed away immediately! It seems like a problem is solved and the mess is cleaned, but in fact you are making the problem worse.

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Charleston Water from South Caroline had to deal with a huge clog in the sewer caused by a mess of wipes! The divers had to go 80-90-feet deep into raw sewage to find the obstruction. The pictures are quite disgusting. This is what they have found down there.

The environmental-minded organization urges people to be extra careful about what they flush down the toilet.

They also found a baseball and a big piece of metal. Don't flush stuff like this. Joking of course, but you should only flush #1, #2, and toilet paper,” officials wrote on their Twitter page. Moreover, they let us see what the workers have to deal with. Diving into a well full of the black dirty water does not sound like a dream job!

They ask people to be more environmently-conscious by showing the sad consequences of their ignorance.

Do the flushable wipes exist?

No! Even if the manufacturers claim they disintegrate, this is a huge lie. Baby wipes do not break down. They just stuck in the system and clog the pipes in no time.

Soon enough the problem may grow worse and turn into a sewer flooding. The wipes damage the environment and become a nightmare for the households.

The message from Charleston Water seemed to be an effective measure to raise awareness among baby wipe users. Next time you use a baby wipe, throw it in the bin instead of flushing it down toilet.

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