Are flushable wipes really flushable?
Don’t believe the label “flushable”: disposable wipes clog sewers.
These days, wet wipes are everywhere, from baby wipes to cleaning wipes to pre-moistened towelettes meant for bathroom use. Many wipes on the market are specifically labeled as non-flushable, while others claim to be “flushable” or “septic safe.” People often flush both kinds, so it’s hard to say how many of the wipes in the sewers are actually the ones advertised as “flushable.”
If you use anything other than regular toilet paper for your sanitary needs, please do not flush them down your toilet. The heavier fibers are clogging our pump stations and creating maintenance nightmares at our wastewater treatment plant. Materials other than toilet paper should be thrown in the garbage, not flushed down the toilet.
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!