Cottonelle Wipes Say They’re Flushable, But My Plumber Disagrees

Cottonelle really, really wants consumers to know that their wipes are supposed to be flushable. Wet wipes for grown-ups are the next frontier in posterior-cleaning technology, and paper companies really want consumers to adopt them. Unfortunately, plumbers and people in sewage treatment disagree.

Reader Emery learned this firsthand when the plumbing in his home backed up. The culprit? Three Cottonelle personal cleaning wipes that he had used recently.

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