Wet Wipes Box Says Flush.

New York’s Sewer System Says Don’t.
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER  NEW YORK TIMES  MARCH 13, 2015



"​Some of the products are branded "flushable"- a characterization contested  by wastewater officials and plaintiffs bringing class- action lawsuits against wipes manufacturers for upending their plumbing." 

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"First, someone might pour molten turkey fat down a drain. A few blocks away, someone else might flush a wet wipe down a toilet. When the two meet in a dank sewer pipe, a baby fatberg is born." 


"The problem isn’t just gross; it’s also a financial drain. In New York City, grease causes 71 percent of sewer backups, according to the city’s 2016 State of the Sewers report. The city spent $18 million over five years fighting fatbergs. Smaller cities aren’t immune; Ft. Wayne, Indiana, has spent half a million dollars a year cleaning grease out of sewers."

Huge Blobs of Fat and Trash Are Filling the World’s Sewers

By Erika Engelhaupt 

National Geographic   August 16,2017