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Bayshore Sanitary District
36 Industrial Way, Brisbane CA 94005
Customers nationwide are experiencing increased environmental impact & cost due to equipment failure.
Flushing wet wipes down the toilet can clog plumbing systems, leading to expensive repairs. Many people don’t know that wipes shouldn’t go in the toilet and pose a risk for sewer infrastructure.
Clogged Sewer Lines
Once wipes make it to the sewer collection system, they can catch on roots that infiltrate pipes, weave together to form large rags and attract fats, oils and grease. This can result in blockages and sewer spills.
Wipes make their way into private sewer laterals, septic systems, and sewer lines and can cause extensive harm and result in overflows and property damage.
Damaged Collection System
Most collection systems rely on pumps to move wastewater to treatment facilities. Wipes can clog these pumps, resulting in spills, system failures, increased maintenance requirements and damage to expensive equipment.
Disrupted Treatment Plant
Oftentimes, masses of wipes manage to make it through the collection system and end up at wastewater treatment plants, which can result in significant damage to treatment infrastructure and recurrent disruption of the teatment process.
Even when wipes filter out of the wastewater stream, small microfibers and microplastics can shed off wipes. These fibers can’t be captured and can make their way into the environment.