Every time someone comes up with a new hygiene product, humans benefit, but the environment suffers in one way or another.

In the case of septic systems, hygiene wipes are causing issues that recently affected a system at a local apartment building I am aware of. The wipes collected inside the drain lines, causing grease to build up behind them, causing a backup. I was told the expense was around $650 to have the tank pumped and the lines flushed. The owner now realizes these wipes have entered the dry well, blocking the drainage holes in the dry well, which means the tank needs to be cleaned out.

Be careful what you put in your systems: no wipes, no harsh toilet cleaners, no paper towels or other hygiene products.

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