Authority Urges Customers to Stop Flushing Wipes
June 11, 2020
During the June 2 regular meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, Williamsburg Borough Manager Joe Lansberry brought up to authority members ongoing issues with grinder pumps caused by the flushing of baby wipes and similar materials.
Manager Lanberry said that items such as washcloths, baby wipes, netting and wipes labeled as "flushable" (but which are not flushable) have all been found in the pumps when the problems occur. Pump problems in turn cause other problems at the treatment facility, Lansberry said. These additional costs associated with the pumps and plant operations...