In Fatberg Fight, New York Goes to War Against Flushable Wipes

By | March 18, 2019

  • March 18, 2019 at 10:31 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    This is a green MOVEMENT that liberals will certainly get BEHIND.

    I await a lawsuit(s) by Greenies against the wipe manufacturers. And, there will likely be subsequent appeals after their initial suits are FLUSHED by sensible courts.

    • March 18, 2019 at 11:04 am
      rob says:
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      this whole story STINKS and will definitely have a SH*TTY outcome. If anything, it will only serve to CLOG up the judicial system.

      PS–Bravo.

    • March 18, 2019 at 3:12 pm
      Agent says:
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      Polar, someone should go to war with NYC for dumping barge loads of garbage in the Atlantic ocean.

  • March 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    Chris says:
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    I know you guys are trying to be cute. However this issue has NOTHING to do with liberals. It is not a political issue. Even though I realize you can’t read anything without turning it political.

    • March 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm
      rob says:
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      mine was only mean to be punny, not political. I hate politics on this board at least as much as you, if not more.

    • March 18, 2019 at 7:49 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      The BOTTOM line is that this is almost exclusively an issue in large cities, where there appears to be an inability by politicians who are in control of septic systems to project problems until they become very difficult to resolve without drastic measures. Overpopulation or large populations seems to be a common thread with regard to this problem. Which large cities DO NOT have this problem? One with sewer systems that can STILL handle the larger volume of waste as was anticipated by the system planners/ builders.

      • March 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        ‘Ones’, not ‘One’ in last sentence. Bear culpa.

  • March 18, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Not politics, not a green issue. As an insurer paying sewer back up claims, this is a real problem. The fix is either to ban them from being flushed, or, make them truly and quickly dissolvable.

  • March 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm
    jestr says:
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    Just spent $356 fixing an upstairs toilet the plumber said was clogged by wipes.

    • March 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm
      Agent says:
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      jestr, if you stop using them, you won’t have plumbing repairs.

  • March 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    retired risk manager says:
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    I live in the country and have a traditional septic system. The country folks will understand what that means. my plumber told me, that to avoid plumbing / septic issues, NEVER flush anything but toilet paper marked for use in septic systems. It degrades completely. That would include city sewer systems. Also, and this would include a city dweller, never use a disposal. FYI: NYC already has a ban on sink disposals.

    • March 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm
      Agent says:
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      Apparently, NYC does not have a ban on dumping garbage in the Atlantic ocean.

      • March 18, 2019 at 6:47 pm
        UW says:
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        NY hasn’t been doing that for almost 30 years. Jesus, you are on the internet all day, maybe you can get informed on news from, let’s just say 2 decades ago to start.



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