News Roundup 14/11/2018: Nine Out of Ten ‘Flushable Wipes’ Do Not Break Down in the Sewer

Nine out of ten ‘flushable wipes’ do not break down in the sewer

Drain Pipes

Research carried out on behalf of water companies showed that the vast majority of the wipes failed to break down in conditions that imitated the UK’s drainage system (pictured). … read more

Has our drinking water changed? Where has the limescale gone?

Kitchen Tap

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts. For decades I’ve had to remove limescale deposits from our kettle, but recently I’ve noticed this is no longer necessary. Has the treatment of drinking water changed? And if … read more

No ‘flushable’ wet wipes tested so far pass water industry tests

Flushable Wet Wipes

They say wet wipes don’t break down and so cause sewage blockages which cost millions to put right. … read more

Flushable wet wipes ‘causing sewer blockages’

Sewer

Wet wipes sold as “flushable” are failing the water industry’s disintegration test, the BBC finds. … read more

Author: Greg Child

Greg is an expert in drainage and has been in the business for over 30 years. He's the owner of Coastal Drains Ltd and a very, very friendly chap.

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