What to flush and what to toss in the trash

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – They’re plugging up our nation’s sewer system.

And it seems the problem is happening here too.

While wet wipes and pre-moistened towelettes are popular, they’re starting to clog up pipes.

And while they may say disposable on the container, Kevin Moler, Superintendent at Clear Lake Sanitary District, says they’re really becoming a problem.

“They get through the sewer system some what but then they get to the pump station and they just pile up and eventually a pump will try to dispose of them and it just gets plugged up,” said Moler.

He also tells us tree and bush roots can be an issue by growing into the pipes.

Moler asks folks to help stop the clogging problem by disposing of the wipes in the trash can.

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