A southeast Michigan county is dealing with a troubling problem during the pandemic as the sewer system is being clogged by wipes. Macomb County Drain Commissioner Candace Miller says crews have cleaned out 270-tons of debris from the pumping station. That’s nearly four times the normal amount.
“It’s happening almost all the time now,” says Miller. “We have what we call grinders where we’re trying to grind some of these things out but really, much of it has been effort by human beings. We have to send people down into the systems to clean out all these grates and trying to get these wipes off of them. Really, it’s a mess.”
Miller says although many wipes claim they are flushable, they need to be thrown in the garbage.
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