Study Shows 'Flushable' Wipes Don't Disperse in Sewer Systems

If Miami-Dade's recent troubles with 'flushable' wipes aren't proof enough, a study our of Ryerson Urban Water claims none of the wipes they tested break down properly in a sewer

Study Shows 'Flushable' Wipes Don't Disperse in Sewer Systems

Ryerson researcher Barry Orr holds up a build-up of non-flushable wipes retrieved from a wastewater collection plant.

So-called flushable wipes are in the news again — this time clogging the sewer system in Miami-Dade (Florida) Water and Sewer Department.

A sewer inspection technician named Jose Valladares recently showed CBS4 News camera footage of how bad blockages have become.


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