New Educational Video: "No Wipes Down the Pipes"
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the demand for household cleaning items, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels and toilet paper. As a result, people have turned to alternatives such as so-called "flushable" wipes and other paper products. This can lead to clogged pipes at homes and in smaller sewer systems.
In this educational video titled "No Wipes Down the Pipes!," Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago President Kari K. Steele demonstrates how various products do not break down or dissolve sufficiently in water, and as a result, those materials can clog pipes in homes and cause sewer backups.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CbnYdRetD4&feature=youtu.be