New Age Toilet Paper Clogging Honolulu’s Sewer Pipes, Causing Headaches

October 1, 2013
Honolulu Civil Beat

Labels can be deceiving, as consumers and sewage plant workers across the U.S. are now discovering.

Flushable bathroom wipes — you know, the moist towelettes for your backside — just aren’t as flushable as they should be, no matter what the labels may insist.

Cities across the nation are finding the new age toilet paper clogging their pipes. It’s happening in Honolulu, too.

“The wipes clog sewer lines, pump stations and treatment plants,” said Jesse Broder Van Dyke, spokesperson for Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

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