Wet wipes are pain in the drain

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You reported last week how 200 tons of rubbish were cleared from local sewers, the main problem being wet wipes.

Why don’t people realise that these things are not soluble and cause blockages? One or two brands say they will dissolve although I suspect even here that they do not break up quickly enough.

In our block of flats we had major, smelly problems with the drains recently, under the floors. Wet wipes were the culprit.

Michael Plumbe

The Bourne