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Wipes big cause of drainage issues

18th November 2018

Wipes big cause of drainage issues

Most 'flushable wipes' do not break down when they are flushed down the toilet. A study shows;

  • The majority of wipes but down the toilet would fail to break down in UK's sewer system
  • Many flushable wipes contain synthetic substances such as plastic or polyester
  • Oils and fats from wipes congeal into balls known as 'fatbergs' that block drains
  • There are approximately 300,000 sewer blockages every year due to wet wipes

A lot of people are guilty of putting baby wipes down the toilet, but even more are using 'flushable wipes'. These do not break down quick enough in the sewerage systems to stop blockages and fatburgs.

Think before you flush! Keep Northamptonshire flowing clear.



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