wet wipes http://ripr.org en Flushable Wipes Problematic For Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Plants http://ripr.org/post/flushable-wipes-problematic-rhode-island-wastewater-treatment-plants <p>Those wet wipes marketed as “flushable” are causing major costly problems for sewer systems across Rhode Island.</p><p>Managers at wastewater treatment facilities say just because the wipes are flushable doesn’t mean that they break down as easily and quickly as regular toilet paper. Instead they clog pump stations and sewer pipes, forcing treatment plants to spend time and money unclogging their systems.</p><p>Warwick Sewer Authority Superintendent Janine Burke says removing those wet wipe clogs takes man power, up to three employees at her facility.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 27788 at http://ripr.org Flushable Wipes Problematic For Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Plants