Don't Create a Monster - Think Before You Flush
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Disposable wipes have been causing problems in communities around the country and Bakersfield is no exception. Wipes used for changing diapers, personal hygiene, housecleaning, and more — cause major problems when flushed down toilets. Though many of these products are labeled “flushable” they are anything but.
Because they don’t break down the way toilet paper does, disposable wipes clog homeowner and City sewer pipes, put stress on the wastewater collection and treatment equipment, and cause cities to spend thousands on premature equipment repair and replacement. Wipes snag on any imperfection in sewer pipes, catch passing debris and grease, and create a “large tangle” that will grow to plug the pipe. They also get drawn into sewer-line and wastewater treatment plant pumps and clog and damage them.
The City of Bakersfield Public Works Department has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society, United Kingdom to bring awareness in a memorable way. The Don’t Create a Monster – Think Before You Flush Public Outreach Campaign raises awareness to only flush toilet paper down the toilet.
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