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August 4, 2014

Idaho town latest victim of sewer pipe wipe clogs

  • The towelettes are advertised as flushable but they get tangled in wastewater equipment and jam up pumps.
  • BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Disposable wipes are clogging the Burley sewer system and costing taxpayers, wastewater workers in the south-central Idaho city say.

    Wastewater Director Dee Hodge said crews are taking out big balls of the pre-moistened towelettes often advertised as flushable.

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