County: Don’t flush what says flushable

Flushable wipes may be convenient, but some plumbers say they have one big drawback: Many are not actually flushable.

The Frederick County Health Department encourages people to put all wipes, even those labeled “flushable,” in the trash.

“I will tell you from experience that these products do not biodegrade before they catch and clog in a private sewer system … (they) become almost like a pile of cement in your tank,” Roxanne Beal, of the county’s Well and Septic Division, wrote in an email.

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