Here's what we hope you pledge to do: Put your used wet wipes in a diaper pail, instead of flushing them down the toilet. When the pail is full, empty it into the trash. Mission accomplished!
Dispose of the wipes in the same place you dispose of diapers. Photo courtesy of Walmart.
It's false advertising to claim that wet wipes are "flushable." And why does the City of Baltimore care how you dispose of your wipes? Because wipes clog pipes -- your home plumbing and the city sewer system.
When wipes clog your home plumbing, you can end up with unpleasant and expensive problems.
So-called flushable wipes have clogged this toilet, and created a nasty job for the resident.
Photo courtesy of DIYnetwork.com.
When residents flush wet wipes down the toilet, it becomes the city's problem, too. Even if the wipes don't get stuck in home plumbing, they still might clog the sewer system.
Wet wipes get stuck in home plumbing and city sewers. Photo courtesy of Columbine Water and Sanitation District.
And when the sewer system can't to deliver wastewater to the treatment plant, the nasty sewage bursts out and runs into streams and Baltimore Harbor, instead.