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Moultrie Utilities: Watch what you flush, you could face a fine

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

 

The Moultrie Utilities Department wants people to watch what they flush.

More baby wipes are coming through the sewage system, and officials say that's costing the city thousands of dollars.

The Utilities Director says baby wipes and towelettes clog the system because they don't break down easily like toilet paper.

A sewage screen at the city's treatment plant had to be repaired at a cost of $16,000.

"When you take something that's a piece of plastic or a cloth or anything like that or a baby wipe in particular. Now we have adult wipes, any kind of sanitary napkin, anything, it goes down the sewer system it causes a problem."

King says residents could be cited with a code violation if they clog up the sewer system.

 

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