From NYC’s Toilets to Wastewater Treatment: A breakdown of flushed products identified in two field studies of pump station inlet screens

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Updated Flushability Guidelines to Help Consumers, Municipalities

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Main Reason Intro 666-A won’t Fix Our Sewers

Legislation such as Intro 666-A in New York City will have very serious damaging consequences on small businesses. Enforcement fines will hit small businesses, placing another financial burden on local business owners with limited resources. Any storeowner who sells wipes that should not be sold according to Intro 666 would be fined up to $2,50...

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Hopefully, Common Sense Wipes Away NYC Sanitary Wipe Bill

Original source. By Erik LiefA quick perusal of the New York City Council calendar shows that a hearing of the Committee on Environmental Protection, originally slated for this Wednesday, won't be going off as scheduled. Ironically, this will serve the public interest, since at the very least any delay will give legislators additional time to re...

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Sewer politics: Council bill blames wrong product for clogging treatment plants

Original source. By Dave Rousse Paper towels. Baby wipes. Even dental floss. These products are just a very small sample of the items clogging New York City’s sewer system. There’s a problem in New York City’s wastewater treatment plants, and—pardon the pun—it stinks. So, bravo to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection for wanting to ...

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Flushable wipes industry: We are not causing sewage problem

By Gloria Pazmino Flushable wipe manufacturers say they are not to blame for clogged water treatment plants and are willing to put their money behind a push to educate consumers about it. Dave Rousse, president of the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, said the city’s push to pass legislation that would prohibit manufacturers from ma...

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Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Hopes Education, Product Knowledge Will Ensure Proper Product Disposal

Original source. Cheryl McMullen As wastewater treatment plants across the country from Minnesota to New York City struggle with debris clogging their systems, municipalities are pointing the finger at wipes makers—specifically those labeled flushable. But the nonwoven fabrics industry says it’s working to educate the public about the proper dis...

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