MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is calling for a “do not flush” warning on so-called “flushable” sanitary wipes.
This comes after years of complaints that the wipes are clogging local sewer systems.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer, Injured Director On Movie Set (CBS News)
The town of Avon sent out a flyer to residents in 2013 which urged them not to flush any wipes.READ MORE: 3 People Shot In Separate Minneapolis Shootings Thursday Night
Officials say the disposable wipes are about 45-percent plastic and do not break down the same way as toilet paper in the wastewater system.MORE NEWS: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
City officials are asking lawmakers to take action on the proposal during the upcoming legislative session.