Flushing wipes down the pipes can cause big problems for neighbors, city

Employees at the city wastewater treatment plant have seen a lot. It’s usually, not too pretty.

That includes the globs of things people flush that were never meant to go down the pipes, such as condoms, tampons, dish rags and baby wipes.

“Once you flush it down, all we can do is fight a losing battle,” Joe Pajor, Deputy Director of Public Works and Utilities said.

Three things are meant to go down the toilet, two of them, you guessed it: human waste. The other is toilet paper. When you flush anything down the toilet that is outside those three things, several consequences can occur.

(Read more: KSN TV)